NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Stamford Police were executing a narcotics search warrant at a house on Lockwood Avenue when a shot was fired through the door striking Officer Richard Gasparino in the face.
Gasparino was rushed to Stamford Hospital where Capt. Richard Conklin spoke with WCBS 880 Reporter Fran Schneidau.
“He’s in the emergency room right now and the injuries are facial wounds. He was shot through the face. It appears that it was a revolver. We’re having our forensic people recover that. We’ve discovered it in the house and we didn’t touch it. We’re having it forensically seized,” said Conklin.
Gasparino was said to be doing very well and was surrounded by officers from Stamford Police Department as well as neighboring police departments.
Conklin said the shooter was taken into custody.
Gasparino was named officer of the year in 2009. Conklin said he is a model police officer.
“We’re happy to be up at the hospital to see him and communicate with him and to learn that it’s not life-threatening,” said Conklin.