White Plains Criminal Law Attorney Report: Off-Duty NYPD Detective Shoots and Kills Attempted Mugger

Late Sunday night into Monday morning, a seventeen year old was shot and killed by a NYPD detective during a failed robbery attempt. The detective, who was off-duty at the time, apparently identified himself as a police officer during the attempted mugging. After being repeatedly struck by a cane carried by one of his two assailants, the officer fired his weapon, striking one suspect in the chest.

The other attacker fled the scene but was arrested later. Any charges were not reported at the time of this entry. The seventeen year old died from the wound suffered by the shot. The off-duty officer was taken to the hospital for trauma and to treat the facial injuries incurred by the cane.

Website Resource: NY1, Kristen Shaughnessy, January 30, 2012

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