NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new surveillance photo was released late Friday, and a reward for information leading to an arrest was raised to $12,500, after someone fired shots at two officers in Queens.
A plainclothes sergeant and a police officer were patrolling the Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday when they saw six men standing outside of a building, according to the NYPD.
When the officers got out of their unmarked vehicle and walked across the street, a man in a hooded sweatshirt fired three times at them before running away, police said.</
The officers took cover but didn’t return fire, police said.
They were taken to North Shore-LIJ Health System Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park. The sergeant was treated for tinnitus and the police officer was treated for back spasms and a bruised knee. Both were released.
Investigators recovered three 9mm shell casings at the scene, police said.
Police late Friday released a photo showing two men. The suspect wanted in the shooting was described as a black male wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, black pants, and white sneakers.
A second man in the photo, wearing a red sweat shirt, and dark pants, was wanted for questioning.
The NYPD Crime Stoppers was offering $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in the incident, and the COP-SHOT Foundation was offering $10,000.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips to the Crime Stoppers website or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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