Police shot and injured an enraged man who took his NYPD cop wife's weapon in Queens and shot him early Tuesday - prompting the woman to jump out the window for herself. 'escape, authorities and law enforcement officials said.
The officer on leave - who works for Police Station 101 - called 911 around 9 a.m., reporting that her husband was threatening her with his own loaded pistol. a house at 130th Street and 133rd Avenue in Wakefield, the sources said.
"You committed adultery, you cheated on me," the husband chided his wife, while holding her at gunpoint, the sources said.
"He fired a gun at me " the woman told the dispatcher. "He will shoot.
The woman also said that there were "several guns in the house.
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The responding patrol officers knocked on the front door "and struck up a conversation with the suspect, who threatened to shoot them " said Department Head Rodney Harrison at a press conference.
Officers then backed out and requested the NYPD Emergency Services Unit , said Harrison. ESU cops arrived within minutes later.
"In trying to continue the dialogue, the suspect repeatedly shot at these officers," Harrison said. "During the standoff between the suspect and the police, the woman involved was able to jump out of the second floor window. "
The suspect then shot in the direction of his wife, as well as at the officers of thee ESU, said Harrison.
Police shot and injured an enraged man who took the gun from his wife NYPD cop at their Queens home at 130th Street and 133rd Avenue in Wakefield. (Google Maps)
"The agents retaliated, causing the suspect ba ck to retreat inside the window, " he said.
Sources police officers said the man used his wife's gun, but Harrison said the specific guns used were under investigation.
"At the moment, it seems that this is our revolver off duty restoff-duty police and duty officer, "he said.
As officers continued " dialogue "with the man, his brother arrived at the scene. Harrison said. The hostage negotiating team, along with Detective Brenda Reddick's specialist, asked the brother to speak to the gunman. He calmed down, "Reddick told reporters. . ver the information we had with the brother, and everyone was able to have a safe and successful apprehension. "
The suspect , who was shot in the right arm, was hospitalized and taken into custody.
The woman, who appeared to have had a broken leg, was also taken to a local hospital.
"It 's not easy "said Harrison. " Listen, unfortunately, we respond to a multitude of different servants throughout the city. We very rarely get one when it's one of ours, but like I said it is a great job from all the men and women involved who have responded to this site. "
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