Arrests Made After Brooklyn Bar Shooting Involving Off-Duty Police Officers

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police announced two arrests Thursday night following a bar brawl and shooting involving off-duty police officers.

Earlier Thursday, police said a man who grabbed an off-duty officer’s gun during a fight outside a Brooklyn bar and fired multiple times was shot and wounded by a second off-duty officer.

Pablo Negron, 26, was charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.  Jose Rivera, 22, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence.

A verbal argument turned physical Thursday morning around 4 a.m. after the officers finished their shifts.

Authorities said the cops were leaving The Old Gallery in Borough Park when a man came out and started a fight with one of them, punching him in the face even though he flashed his badge.

Sources told 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa that one officers’ gun fell to the floor and a patron picked it up and started shooting. The second officer fired back nine times and hit the patron twice.The officers were not seriously injured.

Sources said one of the men ran off with the loose gun and was chased by transit police. The weapon was recovered from the rooftop of a nearby building on McDonald Avenue.

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  • Carlos Liriano

    that police officer, what a lousy shooter hi is, nine bullets and only hit the guy two time, that is terrible. i hope they get more training.

    • King Zohan

      It might’ve been cause he was drunk… on his way to drive home i presume.

      Im just trying to understand, are these pigs even allowed to take weapons into bars while regular off duty citizens. I know im not, its clearly been explained that if you are going to a place where they serve alcohol or you will be consuming alcohol, you are not allowed to carry your weapon.

      So these pigs, went “after their shift” to have some drinks with their weapons? does that sound feasable to you? I mean, where do they live, around the corner cause otherwise i presume they would be driving home in the car they came to work with. Maybe the people arrested were saying “you’re too drunk to drive home officer” while he was getting into the drivers seat of his car and the pigs attacked them because they think they are always above the law.

      They should be heroes, for all we know, they couldve prevented some innocent person from being mowed down by these drunk morons who hide behind their blue curtain.

  • kendra

    i don,t think i would have gone to that particular bar and had a gun with me caiuse i know that drunk people coulkd get pretty rawdy and such….i would have just finished off my shift and took my gun off and then went back to the bar.

  • Buckley Seven

    What a surprise! There’s always trouble in this local bar that often caters to under age kids and routinely holds “all you can drink” specials, encouraging the customer to come and get as messed up as possible. Who would have thunk it?

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