Officer Brian Groves

Suspect in shooting of Officer Brian Groves (CBS 2)

Police Still Searching For Suspect Who Allegedly Shot Cop On LES

The suspect is accused of shooting Officer Brian Groves as he and his partner were checking on suspected drug activity at the Seward Park Housing Development on Essex Street, police said.


Police Commissioner Ray Kelly indicates the spot where Officer Brian Groves was struck on his bulletproof vest on July 5, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)/Inset: Officer Brian Groves (credit: NYPD)

Kelly: Bulletproof Vest Saves Cop On LES, Suspect Still At Large

“Officer Groves is clearly lucky to be alive,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. “He was shot from no more than eight feet away. He would have almost certainly have been killed if it wasn’t for his bullet-resistant vest.”