Off-Duty NYPD Officer Shot While Purchasing a Car Fights for His Life

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Shot While Purchasing a Car Fights for His Life

Saturday night, an off-duty NYPD cop was wounded and is fighting for his life after a botched heist, according to the NYPD.

The incident occurred around 7 p.m. on the 400 block of Ruby Street in Brooklyn.

“This looks to be an attempted robbery during a vehicle transaction,” Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at a Saturday night news conference, adding that man was fighting for his life.

The cop, a five-year veteran assigned to patrol, is married with children, according to the mayor, Eric Adams. Officials declined to provide the officer’s identity and any information.

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NYPD sources stated the officer was in the process of buying a car after a deal made on social media when the alleged sellers drew pistols and said it was a robbery, leading to the exchange of gunfire. According to authoritative law enforcement officials speaking to News 4, investigators are currently examining the possibility of a link between this incident and other recent robberies of a similar nature.

It was the second shooting of an NYPD officer in less than three weeks, the first having occurred in the Bronx on January 17. In one case, a patrolling officer was allegedly shot in the arm by a 16-year-old assailant.

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