Man Dressed In Fake Beard, Hat And Dark Glasses Shoots At NYPD Officers In Queens

Cops Not injured; NYPD Wants Public's Help Identifying The Suspect

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is angry, and apparently for a very good reason.

A manhunt is currently underway for a suspect that attempted to shoot two officers in the Jackson Heights section of Queens on Friday afternoon.

Police said two uniformed officers were patrolling on foot just before 4 p.m. in the vicinity of 76th Street and Roosevelt Avenue when they were alerted by a passerby of a male acting suspiciously at the corner of 37th Road and 76th Street.

The officers walked to the location and observed a male wearing a black trench coat with a fake beard, a hat and dark glasses.

According to police, when the officers approached the man they asked him for identification. The male removed his hands from his pockets, pulled out a black revolver and fired twice at the officers before fleeing southbound on 77th Street. The officers pursued the suspect but were unable to apprehend him.

The fake beard, hat and glasses were recovered during the foot pursuit. No injuries were sustained by either of the officers.

The suspect is described as being in his 30s, approximately 5-foot-9, with a thin build. He was well dressed, wearing a black trench coat.

Anyone with information in regards to this individual is asked to call the NYPD’s CrimeStoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

  • Jimmy Ellis

    The suspect is described as being in his 30s, approximately 5-foot-9, with a thin build. He was well dressed, wearing a black trench coat… This is how you know the perp is white…No mention of race in the description.

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

    • Dollars and SENSE

      What is being done about financial public assistance being awarded to those who shouldn’t deserve it?

  • Joe Schmo

    Shouldn’t be too hard to find if he doesn’t stray too far. Most of that area is 4 foot munchkin illegal aliens.

    And to any potential criminals: there are cameras just about EVERYWHERE. Do you realize this? Or do you just not give a sh-it?

  • Memphis Bill

    The guy in the picture doesn’t seem to have a hat or beard.

    • Natalie

      If you read the article more closely, it states that the hat, beard and glasses were recovered while the police were chasing the suspect. Obviously this photo was captured during that time.

  • Zero

    Typical loser black or brown pep

    • shop 123

      When you look at the one photo the guy doesn’t look to be either. Losers come in all colors, shapes & sizes including 0.

  • Yashpal Solanki

    wow osama’s braw

  • Be Safe

    Obviously they interrupted this guys plans to commit a crime. Good job by the NYPD and the civilians who alerted them.

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