NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A New York City police officer was released from Jamaica Hospital Friday afternoon, while police questioned two people of interest in the shooting that left him wounded in a Brooklyn public housing development.
Officer Jamil Sarwar, 30, said he felt good and was happy to be alive as he was released. He took a bullet to the thigh on his one-year anniversary with the force, having joined the NYPD on July 4, 2012.
“I’m just happy to be alive,” Sarwar said as he left the hospital.
Doctors said Sarwar should make a full recovery, CBS 2’s Janelle Burrell reported.
Meanwhile, a citizens’ group announced a $10,000 reward Friday for information leading to the arrest of the gunman. While two people of interest were being questioned, no one had been charged as of Friday afternoon.
As CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown reported, the incident happened just before 11 p.m. Thursday in the Cypress Hills Houses public housing development in East New York. Officers spent much of Friday blanketing the area in search of the gunman and anyone else involved in the shooting.
“As soon as the temperature rises, so does the gun violence,” said community activist Tony Herbert.