NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police say 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.
The fight unfolded Thursday around 4 a.m. after the officers finished their shifts.
Authorities said the cops were leaving The Old Gallery when a man came out and started a fight with one of them, punching him in the face even though he flashed his badge.
The second officer was also jumped, and as he reached for his weapon, a patron grabbed it and started shooting, firing nine times, sources told 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa.The first officer fired back, injuring the suspect.
The man was in stable condition. The officers were not seriously injured.
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.
Five people are in custody.
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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