Police investigating robbery, shooting of off-duty correction officer in Queens

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Sunday, July 24, 2022
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Police are investigating the robbery and shooting of an off-duty correction officer in Queens and are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

ASTORIA, Queens (WABC) -- Police are investigating the robbery and shooting of an off-duty correction officer in Queens.

The 39-year-old victim was on Steinway Street just before 5 a.m. Saturday when he was robbed of his watch and chain and was shot in the leg.

He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and is expected to survive.

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Three men fled the scene in a black Nissan Sedan.

So far, police have made no arrests.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest in this case.

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