New York, Jan 7 (IANS) Three men have been taken into custody in connection with the shooting of two New York police officers — including the suspected gunman, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.
The alleged shooter has been identified, but his name has not been made public, the official added, CNN reported.
The wounded officers spent Tuesday morning in the Bronx’s St. Barnabas Hospital. One of them, 30-year-old Andrew Dossi, is in critical condition following surgery after being shot in the arm and lower back, according to police. The other, 38-year-old Aliro Pellerano, is in stable condition with gunshot wounds to the chest and arm.
“This is another indicator of the dangers our officers face in the line of duty,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has found himself at odds with some in his police force in recent weeks. “Thank God, these officers will recover.”
Monday night, authorities located the white Camaro that two suspects carjacked a block from the shooting, as well as a revolver, but no one was inside the vehicle.
A $12,000 reward was offered for information leading to the bearded man — pictured in a surveillance video from inside a take-out Chinese restaurant moments before the shooting — who, police say, shot at the officers.