NYPD Officer Shot After Responding to Wild Fight in the Bronx – Brawlers Turn on Cops

NYPD Officer Shot After Responding to Wild Fight in the Bronx – Brawlers Turn on Cops

Between 100 and 200 people got into a brawl at about 2 am in the Bronx this morning. Officer Sherrod Stuart and other officers responded to the scene. When they got there, the crowd turned on them. The most serious threat from the crowd came when Stuart was shot in the ankle and a couple of other officers were injured. This came after an exchange of gunfire with a 19 year-old shooter. The suspect, Christopher Rice, was wounded in the encounter. Rice had been released from jail just three hours previously on another charge. He has a lengthy rap sheet.

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From the Daily Mail:

A New York City police officer was shot early Saturday morning after after exchanging gunfire with a suspect involved in a large fight, authorities said.

Officer Sherrod Stuart, 25, was shot in the right ankle on the day of his fourth anniversary with the department, New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said.

The shooting suspect, identified as Christopher Rice, 19, was wounded in the fight.

When they arrived on scene to break up the brawl, which broke out in the middle of an intersection, the two groups both turned on the officers, and gunfire erupted, the New York Daily News reported. Officials said Stuart’s injuries are not life-threatening. Stuart is part of an anti-crime unit at the nearby 40th Precinct. His father is a detective with the NYPD. At least 17 ballistic markers were placed at the crime scene by investigators following the incident. ‘There was arguing and then there was screaming,’ a resident who didn’t give his name told the Daily News. ‘A cop came by and then there were shots.’ Stuart was one of seven taken to the hospital over this. The suspect, Rice, is in serious condition. A .380 semi-automatic firearm, three other weapons and knives were recovered at the scene, Bratton said. Just another day in the Bronx.

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Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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