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Off-duty detective tries to foil theft, shoots at armed man on NYC road


An off-duty detective fired his weapon at a gun-wielding robber on an East Harlem road Monday morning, cops mentioned.

The 38-year-old officer was at Park Avenue and East 122nd Street round 11:30 a.m. when he noticed two males robbing a 29-year-old at gunpoint, police mentioned.

“He was on his approach to work and encountered what gave the impression to be a theft in progress and he intervened,” a police spokesperson mentioned. “One spherical was discharged.”

An off-duty detective fired his weapon at a gun-wielding robber.
Peter Gerber
Police at the scene

The robbers snatched the sufferer’s watch and money
Peter Gerber
Police and detectives at the scene
The officer noticed two males robbing a 29-year-old at gunpoint.
Peter Gerber

The robbers, who snatched the sufferer’s watch and money, took off in a Ford van, police sources mentioned. A firearm was recovered on the scene.

It was unclear if both of the robbers have been struck by gunfire, cops mentioned. Police have been canvassing hospitals. The police officer was taken to a hospital for therapy of tinnitus.

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