NY's Finest shot in Fort Greene
Our cab back from Manhattan tonight was waylaid while heading up Myrtle Ave. The reason? A NYC cop was shot tonight at 14 Auburn Place in the Whitman Houses. NY1 says two assailants were also shot during the incident at around 7:30PM. NBC reports one of the assailants was also shot dead. WABC has more here.
The story is that Sgt James Rector was leaving work at the recruiting office in the Whitman Houses, came upon one man with a gun pointing it at another man who was on his knees on the ground. Rector asked the gunman to stop and that he was a cop. The thug pointed at the cop and both started shooting at each other and were shot. While both were on the floor, the cop witnessed the gunman handing his gun off to a man who sped off in a dark car with dark tinted windows.
So-- there's a police recruiting office in the Houses? I guess if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right?