When the officers confronted him, he started to run north bound on Creston Ave toward East 190 Street with the officers in pursuit. Police said the suspect, still armed, turned and fired his gun at the officers.
One officer fired back, striking the suspect in the torso. He was then taken into custody and transported to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. There were no victims as a result of the suspect firing into the park.
Police recovered a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun from the suspect.
He was later identified as Javon Julien, 19, of Queens. He is charged with attempted aggravated murder on a police officer, criminal weapons possession and assault on police officer.
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