Off-Duty Tunnel Officer Recovering After Being Shot

Group Of Males Tried Robbing Auto Repair Shop In Bedford-Stuyvesant, Police Said

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An off-duty bridge and tunnel police officer is recovering in a Brooklyn hospital after being shot while breaking up an attempted robbery on Saturday night.

The officer, identified by the Daily News as 10-year veteran Anthony Pressly, was inside an auto repair shop at 74 Albany Ave. in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn at 8:23 p.m. when four to five males entered armed with firearms and announced a robbery, police said.

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When the suspects realized that the Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority police officer was armed, they assaulted him, police said. Pressly then drew his weapon and fire shots at the suspects.

During the gunfire, police said Pressly was struck in the left shoulder. EMS responded and transported him to Kings County Hospital where he is in stable condition.

Police said 18-year-old Reashawn Jackson and 21-year-old Kenneth Baxter , both of Brooklyn, were arrested Sunday on charges including attempted murder and robbery. It was not immediately clear if they had lawyers.

Two of the suspects were also shot. Police found a 19-year-old male in front of the shop with gunshot wounds to the leg and shoulder. He was also taken to Kings County Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

The second suspect, a 21-year-old male, walked into Interfaith Hospital with gunshot wounds to his neck and face. He is listed in stable condition.

Abdu Aldafari owns the bodega next door and said the scene was crammed with cops shortly after the shooting.

“I didn’t know he was a cop. I just heard two people got shot. I saw someone lying down on the sidewalk,” Aldafari said.

Aldafari said it’s not good at all.

The other suspects got away.

“There were a lot of cops outside and ambulance,” one witness said.

Police recovered a hi-point 9mm firearm from in front of 58 Albany Ave. shortly after the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

  • Manny

    Too bad the suspects survived. As for the crime itself, its Brooklyn, what else do you expect???

  • mary

    the truth

    What is an off duty bridge and tunnel cop doing at a auto body shop in the middle of bed-stuy on a saturday at 8:23pm??

    i hear you man, this dude is prolly dirty so they need to investigate him asap.

    • Richy

      Firstly, I know Anthony 10 years and he was getting a stereo in his car. He lives in the area and I am sorry if your are too ignorant to realize that some places are open late to make up for the economy. If you need to know, I am Anthony’s boss and he is a straight up guy. Get a life..

      • Johnny Handsome

        CBS seems to drawl the most ignorant people in America. Its the dumping ground of failed Republicans and tea baggers.

  • T

    I am so glad he is ok…. He is a cool guy ….And there’s nothing suspicious about this situation

  • Marcus

    To the Truth,,,,,,ah, getting his car fixed maybe? Maybe he had to work all day and the only time to drop off car was that time? Lets hear the facts first before we jump…

    • T

      They work extremely long shifts ….the culprits are the jerks who tried to rob the auto body shop !!!!! Smh

    • the truth

      doubt it

  • the truth

    What is an off duty bridge and tunnel cop doing at a auto body shop in the middle of bed-stuy on a saturday at 8:23pm??

    • Savage

      da troof be a ghetto monkey and pwoud of it.

    • Allie Edwards

      What kind of a question is that? It was 8 pm, not 4am. Have you never picked up your car late from an autobody shop? Maybe he lives in the neighborhood.

      • the truth

        No I have not.

  • Stymie

    What this area needs is my old partner BOMBA the Jungle Boy he was able to speak the Lingo

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