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

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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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