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This is the magazine that saved officer Thomas Richards’ life on Feb. 27, 2012. (credit: NYPD)

Luis Martinez, Man Charged In NYC Police Gun Battle: ‘I Was Afraid’

A man charged with shooting at a police officer whose gun belt shielded him from the bullet told jurors Monday he acted out of fear for his life, saying he didn’t recognize the men who confronted him on a nighttime street as police.

01/27/2014

NYPD Detective Thomas Richards (credit: NYPD)

NYPD Cop Testifies Being Shot Felt ‘Like A Sledgehammer’ To Hip

A New York City police officer says the impact felt “like a sledgehammer” when a bullet slammed into his hip, where his gun belt saved him from serious injury.

01/14/2014

Brooklyn Fatal Shooting

Landlord Faces Murder Charges In Brooklyn Shooting

The incident happened around 1 p.m. Sunday at 566 Shepherd Avenue in East New York.

03/11/2013

Brooklyn Fatal Shooting

Man Shot Dead In Suspected Landlord-Tenant Fight In Brooklyn

A man was shot and killed in the East New York section of Brooklyn Sunday afternoon, in what police said may have been a landlord-tenant dispute.

03/10/2013

This is the magazine that saved officer Thomas Richards' life on Feb. 27, 2012. (credit: NYPD)

Prosecutors: Man Indicted On Charges He Opened Fire At NYPD Officers

Official say on Feb. 27, Luis Martinez opened fire when officers Thomas Richards and Thomas Dunne approached him on Columbia Street near the Bernard M. Baruch Houses.

03/15/2012

This is the magazine that saved officer Thomas Richards' life on Feb. 27, 2012. (credit: NYPD)

Man Arraigned Sunday On Charges He Fired At Police In Lower Manhattan

One round was deflected by police Officer Thomas Richards’ spare ammunition magazine on his gun belt.

03/04/2012

Officers Thomas Richards and Thomas Dunne (credit: DCPI)

NYPD Officer Thomas Richards Saved After Bullet Strikes Gunbelt

“We’re lucky again,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. “If it had been up an inch it would’ve been right into the officer’s body.”

02/27/2012