NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are hoping to net dozens of guns in a buy back today in Brooklyn.
LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports
Authorities said the gun used to kill NYPD officer Peter Figoski was an illegal semi-automatic weapon.
A gun buy back will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Cypress Hills, the same Brooklyn neighborhood where Figoski was murdered.
Those who turn in working guns will receive a $200 bank card, no questions asked and you do not have to give your name.
The goal is to get as many weapons, especially illegal guns, off the streets.
Back in June, 71 firearms were turned during similar gun buy back event.
The Operation GunStop program (1-866-GUN-STOP) also offers rewards up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of an individual who is carrying, selling or using guns illegally.
Today’s buy back is until 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at 94 Hale Avenue.