The retired NYPD officer who was shot within the higher physique in the course of the quarrel in Brooklyn has died
KENSINGTON, Brooklyn (WABC) – A retired police officer was killed after being shot in the upper body during a confrontation in Brooklyn Monday night, police say.
Police responded to a 911 call shortly after 7 p.m. during a gun dispute on Church Avenue and East 3rd Street, according to NYPD officials
Allegedly, a 57-year-old man was discovered with a gunshot wound on his upper body and a 33-year-old man with a gunshot wound on his arm.
They were both taken to Maimonides Medical Center.
The 57-year-old man, later identified by officials as a retired NYPD officer, was pronounced dead in hospital.
The retired policeman was known as a kind of neighborhood watch in this close-knit community.
According to police, the officer rushed to help when the 33-year-old suspect began molesting an 86-year-old man in a corner pizzeria.
They say the retired officer and a 53-year-old retired officer confronted the suspect and tried to overpower him.
“There was a physical fight. During the fight, the 53-year-old man drew his gun and what we believe was fired one round, killing both victims,” said NYPD deputy chief Joseph Gulotta.
The bullet struck the retired officer in the upper body, and his neighbors, his friends, rushed over. They couldn’t help the man who helped everyone.
“He sacrificed himself to help others. This is him, he sacrificed himself to help others,” said Sam Saied, a friend of the retired officer. “His wife came running and held him.”
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A friend told Eyewitness News that the former officer retired a few years ago after working in transit and being a PBA delegate.
“He’s retired, I’d say three, maybe four years. Just a handsome guy. He kept growing his hair long so it could be used on people with cancer,” said Alan Dubrow. “He was just one of those guys. Just a great person.”
It is not known what led to the initial dispute. The investigation continues.
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