A 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday in reference to the brutal broad-daylight mugging of an off-duty NYPD cop within the Bronx – the identical day the wounded officer was launched from the hospital.
The boy – the second teen busted within the Aug. 23 assault on Officer Muhammed Chowdhury – was nabbed by the division’s Warrants Squad round 6 a.m. at his Bronx house, cops mentioned.
He was charged with theft and gang assault, authorities mentioned.
Chowdhury – left with a fractured skull and bleeding on the mind after the Castle Hill assault – was launched Thursday morning after weeks of remedy at Jacobi Medical Center.
The 18-year NYPD veteran, in a wheelchair and flanked by household, flashed a thumbs-up as his brothers in blue clapped for him outdoors the hospital.
Chowdhury is assigned to the Central Park Precinct, which tweeted its support Thursday.
“Weeks after being attacked by criminals, our brother Police Officer Muhammed Chowdhury comes out of the hospital at this time,” the precinct wrote. “Our help for our police household is stronger than ever and so is the braveness of the officer we nearly misplaced. So comfortable to see you doing higher brother.”
Cops say the muggers additionally made off with Chowdhury’s mobile phone, automotive keys and pockets.
The assault, which befell round 10:30 a.m. on Olmstead Avenue close to Turnbull Avenue, is a component of a bigger sample of 19 citywide robberies courting again to Aug. 1.
The younger teen, in addition to Oshawn Logan, 18 – who was nabbed days after the assault – are believed to be related to different incidents within the sample, authorities mentioned.
Two different suspects are nonetheless being sought, cops mentioned.
Chowdhury’s spouse of 12 years, Nadira Sherin, had pleaded with police brass and metropolis leaders to rapidly seize her husband’s attackers and never allow them to out on bail.
“You can not let these males out the identical day that they’re arrested,” Sherin informed The Post Wednesday, referring to New York’s lenient bail reform legislation.
“Punish them,” she added. “If they launch them the identical day, that isn’t justice for my husband.”