NYPD off-duty officer fires shot in Bronx during attempted robbery

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

CROTONA PARK EAST, Bronx (WABC) -- An off-duty NYPD officer fired a shot during an attempted robbery Wednesday in the Bronx.

Investigators said that a man approached the officer on Clinton Avenue in Crotona Park East. The suspect has not been found.

The officer was treated at St. Barnabas Hospital for minor abrasions, a hand injury and ringing in his ears, and released.

It was not known if the suspect was struck. A citywide hospital canvas failed to uncover a suspect

The investigation is ongoing.

Nothing was taken during the attempted mugging.