NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police have charged a suspect in connection with the shooting of an NYPD sergeant last month in Queens.
Thomas turned himself in to authorities on Sunday.
Bier was working with an anti-gang unit on 107th Street in Jamaica when he was shot in both legs on Aug. 8, police said.
Police said the suspect then tossed a 9 mm pistol on the ground and ran off. Bier was left bleeding on the ground as fellow officers rushed to help.
Bier was taken to the hospital where a bullet was surgically removed from one leg. Another bullet went in and out of his other leg. He was released from the hospital a few days later.
Bier, a 15-year veteran, was the 10th New York City police officer to be shot this year.