NYPD officer jumps out window, husband in custody after violent standoff with gunfire

OZONE PARK, Queens (WABC) -- An off-duty female officer was injured after her husband allegedly fired shots at police and barricaded himself inside their Queens home.

It began inside a home on 133rd Avenue in Ozone Park around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday.

The 39-year-old woman called 911 and said her husband was breaking things inside their second-floor apartment and that he had her service revolvers.

Officers then called the Emergency Services Unit for backup.

NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison said that while officers attempted to continue the dialogue, the suspect fired several shots at officers.

At that point, the female off-duty officer jumped out of the second floor window and suffered what he believed to be a broken leg. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

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Officers returned fire and the suspect went back inside the window.

It was at that time, the suspect's brother arrived to the scene and hostage negotiation officers were able to get him to aid in their efforts.

The suspect then voluntarily came to the door and surrendered.

He suffered a gunshot wound to his arm and was taken to a local hospital.

Harrison credited Detective Brenda Reddick for bringing the incident to a peaceful conclusion.



"It felt really good, honestly it felt really good, although there was someone that did get shot, no one lost their life, and that's what is most important," Detective Reddick said.

Harrison added that it's tough when cases hit home for them.

"It's not easy, unfortunately we respond to a host of domestics throughout the city," he said. "Very rarely do we get one of our own, but it's great work by all the men and women that were involved and responded to this location."

The NYPD said they believe the guns involved in the incident belonged to the off-duty officer.

"Once again it is still preliminary, we are still trying to find out what firearms were involved and used, but right now it does look like our off-duty police officer's service revolver," Harrison said.

Charges are pending against the suspect.

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