NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer called for legislation that would make penalties for pharmacy robberies tougher following last week’s deadly hold-up at a drug store in Manhattan.
Schumer called for passage of the Safe Doses Act at the Harlem drug store on Saturday.READ MORE: Watch Live Now: Mayor Adams, Sen. Gillibrand Discuss Maternal Health In Brooklyn
The bill is awaiting a vote by the U.S. Senate.
A retired police lieutenant fatally shot a masked gunman when he burst from the pharmacy Thursday. The suspect pointed a revolver at responding police officers.
Suspect Wyatt Rudolph, 23, was wanted in at least two other shootings.READ MORE: New Yorkers Urged To Wrap Up Holiday Weekend Travel Before Sunday Evening Storm
Rudolph had apparently tried to fire his gun during the exchange, but the revolver jammed, police said.
A second suspect who slipped away during the confusion was still being sought in connection with the robbery.
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