NYPD officer shot and wounded during struggle with suspect in Bronx

BRONX, New York (WABC) -- An NYPD lieutenant was shot and wounded during a struggle with a suspect in the Bronx.

It happened just before 12 a.m. Saturday at Lyman Place and East 169th Street.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said a group of four officers confronted an armed suspect after a brief foot chase.

During a violent struggle, the suspect's weapon went off once and a lieutenant was struck in the ankle.

Police released body camera footage of the struggle Saturday afternoon.
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Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said a group of officers confronted an armed suspect, and during a struggle, the suspect's weapon went off.



The officer was taken to Jacobi Hospital, where he was treated and released. He is expected to make a full recovery.



The suspect was taken into custody after the struggle. He is identified by police sources as 26-year-old Jerome Roman of the Bronx.

He was arrested and hit with a slew of charges including attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.

Roman was later arraigned on Sunday and is scheduled back in court on August 5.

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Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said a group of officers confronted an armed suspect, and during a struggle, the suspect's weapon went off.



The other officers were treated for minor cuts and bruises.

A 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun was recovered at the scene. Police say it jammed after it went off.

Shea said Roman is known to police, with several prior weapons-related arrests.

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