Cops: Police Shoot Man In Bronx Who Pointed Gun At Lieutenant
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police shot a man Sunday morning after he aimed a gun at a lieutenant in the Bronx, authorities said.
Cops were on routine patrol on Webster Avenue near 188th Street in Fordham around 2:45 a.m. when they heard gunfire, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.
The lieutenant and two other officers got out of their car on 188th Street and ordered the suspect to drop his weapon, police said. That’s when Jarius Copper, 23, allegedly turned and pointed the gun at the lieutenant, who then unleashed five shots.
The man fled the scene, but was apprehended without further incident, police said. He was struck in the left ankle and transported to St.Barnabas Hospital for treatment. He was listed in stable condition and is in police custody, authorities said.
A .22-caliber revolver was recovered at the scene, cops said.
The crime scene took up blocks and lasted for hours Sunday morning, Schuck reported.
One man who lives nearby told Schuck he was awakened by the gunfire.
“We heard about five shots,” he said. “I’m sleeping. I wake up. I’m looking out the window. I don’t see nobody. And then when I wake up in the morning, I see the police are here. I want to get out of here.”
“I wake up,” one woman said. “I look in the window. Every day, there’s something. I’m scared.”
No other injuries were reported, and no one else was arrested, but police said that they are also looking for Anderson Puntiel, 21, who is believed to have fired a gun at Copper.
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