NYPD: 3 charged for robbing detective prior to shooting

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police have caught the third suspect who ran from a police involved shooting in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

According to the New York City Police Department, three men stole a cell phone from a plainclothes detective who then drew his gun and shot one suspect who was pointing a gun at him.

The NYPD said the three would-be robbers are facing charges. Police said Tuesday that 20-year-old Altron Atwater is charged with robbery, grand larceny, menacing and related offenses. A 15-year-old Paul Moore and 16-year-old Demeris Pittman also have been charged.

Authorities said Atwater was shot in the right arm and torso by the detective on Sunday after he pulled out a gun and demanded the officer's cellphone. Atwater was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.