Off duty officer foils alleged robbery

July 14, 2008 10:13:57 AM PDT
New York Police are investigating a shooting involving an off-duty Corrections Officer. It happened during an attempted robbery in Brooklyn.

This is the third incident involving an off-duty officer in 24 hours.

The alleged incident happened around 11:30 pm on Avenue T, in the Midwood section.

Police say the shooting was a result of an attempted robbery of a motorcycle.

"I heard three, four, maybe five gunshots. I was very busy, I did not go outside. I was not sure if it was gunshots or something else, but then the cops came," said Muhammad Cheema, a local store owner.

The off-duty officer shot the man once in the face.

The victim is listed in stable condition.

The officer was not injured.

Over the weekend an off duty corrections officer shot and killed a man who allegedly pulled a gun on him in the Bronx. Also in Queens, an off duty corrections officer who was trying to break up a fight, the officer opened fire hitting a suspect, and two men are in custody.

STORY BY: Eyewitness News reporter Lisa Colagrossi