Thursday, February 5, 2015

Open Season on Officers?

Open Season on Officers?
Group Looked on as Officer Shot from Apt. Window

#NYPD #CopShot #Bronxnews

By Michael Horowitz

BRONX, NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 5- A 38-year-old Co-op City Public Safety officer was shot in the shoulder, and a second, male officer sustained a broken ankle while trying to control a post-Super Bowl fight, late Sunday night, in the vicinity of 140 Donizetti Place, Riverbay president Cleve Taylor said Tuesday.

Orrin Bacote, 49, of Circleville, NY, was arrested and charged with assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct in conjunction with the melee that left one Public Safety officer hobbled with a broken ankle.

As of early this week, no arrest had been made in connection with the shooting of the female officer who was grazed in her shoulder.

The shot that grazed the female officer’s shoulder came from a window at the Donizetti Place building, police reported.

The female officer was released shortly after being taken to Jacobi Hospital for treatment, but the second officer was still hospitalized as of Tuesday morning, Taylor said.

The shooting of the female officer was publicized in the citywide media, but the injury that the second officer sustained was much more serious.

“The officer who broke his ankle trying to break up the fight was injured very seriously,” Riverbay president Taylor said this week. “The officer who was shot in her shoulder was extremely lucky.”

Taylor said that a large crowd of onlookers gathered, Sunday night, to watch the altercation that Public Safety officers were called to break up at about 11 p.m.

“We take the shooting of a Public Safety officer and the serious injury of a second officer very seriously,” Taylor stressed this week. “I assure you that we are working with the NYPD, we’re going to get to the bottom of this whole thing.”

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