One of the NYPD cops shot in the Bronx during a scuffle with an armed man will be released from hospital on Thursday, police said.
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According to officials, the female officer, an Air Force recruit with a year-long job – who fired back after shooting twice at the gunman – is set to be released from St. Barnabas’ Hospital late in the morning.
“We certainly have a lot to be thankful for today,” said Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. said on the today show Along the route of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. ,[The officers are] Doing well, relatively speaking. We expect someone to come out today, maybe someone will have to spend a few days in the hospital.”
Police sources said the shooting happened around 8 p.m. on Wednesday when police received a call about a man holding a gun near Beaumont Avenue in the East 187 Street and Belmont section.
When they arrived, the police were in uniform and saw a man who matched the description of the suspect sitting at a stop.
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New video obtained Thursday by The Post, showing a broad view of the stampede, shows officers walking up to the stoop where the gunman was sitting.
The male officer, who opened the gate and made the first contact, asked the man to remove his hand from his pocket. According to police, the gunman immediately pulled out a Ruger handgun and opened fire.
The female officer was shot twice in the upper right arm and fired five times, killing the suspect.
Footage shows an eight-year-old male officer clashing with the suspect and slamming him to the ground. During the struggle, the officer was shot in the side.
Both policemen were taken to St. Barnabas, where they were listed in stable condition.
The suspect was also being treated at St. Barnabas and was expected to survive. He had not been challaned till Thursday morning.