Off-duty NYPD cop shoots armed robber

May 10, 2009 1:18:53 PM PDT
New York City police say an off-duty cop shot and killed an armed robber during a hold-up at a Brooklyn auto shop. The officer was getting his car repaired when two men came into the shop and yelled they were robbing the business. One pulled a .45-claiber handgun. The officer identified himself as police, and shots were fired.

Police say the armed suspect was struck in the neck and dropped the gun, but the second suspect picked it up and fired before fleeing the scene in a SUV. The first suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are searching for the second suspect.

The officer wasn't injured. Uniformed officers responded shortly after the incident.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the city's tips hot line at 800-577-TIPS.


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