Suspect Charged In Shooting Of NYPD Sergeant

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have charged a suspect in connection with the shooting of an NYPD sergeant last month in Queens.

John Thomas, 24, has been charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and assault in the shooting of Sgt. Craig Bier, police said.

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.


Comments are closed.

More From CBS New York

WFAN Football Cruise Drip
1010 WINS Special

Listen Live