Man Won’t Face Charges After Shooting At Robbers With Injured Cop’s Gun

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An off-duty school safety agent who grabbed a gun from a wounded New York City police officer during an attempted robbery will not be charged.

The Daily News reports that Eugene Pitts was cleared by the Brooklyn district attorney’s office. Pitts was not licensed to carry a gun.

The incident occurred inside a Brooklyn auto shop on Saturday night.

Police said the wounded officer was shot in the shoulder when four men tried to rob the business. The officer worked for the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority. He was hospitalized in stable condition.

Police charged two men with attempted murder, robbery and aggravated assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Two other suspects remain at large.

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  1. Luis Angel Arroyo says:

    I am not surprised by the actions of the School Safety Agent, cause I worked with him back when he started and I knew then he was a LEVEL HEADED agent that had your BACK in any condition that arose. GOD BLESS him and always remember “THINK SAFETY 1st.

  2. Rod in says:

    Stealing a police officer’s gun. Shooting at an innocent-person-until-proven-guilty. Taking the law into his vigilante hands. The guy should have been thrown in jail for murder.

    1. blaahh. says:

      are you insane!!!!! “innocent-person-until-proven-guilty” they were robbing the place! and clearly already fired a weapon considering the officer was down…you need help or a wake up call whichever will make you understand how many lives could have been lost.

  3. PGO says:

    Well I’m glad you all think that way, but in the city of New York that was no joke they would have charge that good Samaritan in a heart beat. But the case is to high profile if the other guy was just a Conceal Carry Permit holder not a Off Duty Officer there would be charges. Your right to defend your self and others do not apply in the city of New York. Google “Castle doctrine new york city”
    This law has been use in other state incidences like this one.

  4. HooDatIS? says:

    HE WAS BRAVE! I HATE GUNS…GOD BLESS THE OFFICERS GIVE THOSE CRAZIES ONE HELL OF A JAIL STAY…THEY’VE EARNED IT
    WHAT A BUNCH OF LOOSERS…
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  5. paul says:

    ID say that was brave on the shooterdefending the officer and trying to control the robbers the city should give him a award and thanks tl the att gen for using his brain

  6. pugphan says:

    Wow the thunk of even charging him is just dumb, dumb dumb. somokersodysseycom

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