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.
NYPD Cop Testifies Being Shot Felt 'Like A Sledgehammer' To HipA 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.
Prosecutors: Man Indicted On Charges He Opened Fire At NYPD OfficersOfficial 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.
Man Arraigned Sunday On Charges He Fired At Police In Lower ManhattanOne round was deflected by police Officer Thomas Richards' spare ammunition magazine on his gun belt.

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