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Suspect In Shooting Of NYPD Sergeant Taken Into Custody

Sgt. Craig Bier is released from Jamaica Hospital (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Sgt. Craig Bier is released from Jamaica Hospital (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man suspected of shooting an NYPD sergeant in the legs last month is in custody.

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Police say 24-year John Thomas of Queens was taken into custody by detectives while accompanied by his lawyer at about 7 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of a Pep Boys in Queens.

Charges are pending. Information on the lawyer was not immediately available.

Sgt. Craig Bier was shot in both legs while working with an anti-gang unit in the Jamaica section of Queens the night of Aug 8. Authorities say a Ruger 9 mm pistol was recovered behind a building on 107th Avenue, not far from where Bier was shot while chasing the suspect.

The 15-year veteran was hospitalized in stable condition and released a few days later.

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