NYPD Officer Shot During Traffic Stop in Queens

An NYPD officer was shot in the stomach during a traffic stop in Queens on Monday evening. The incident occurred around 5:50 p.m. near 19-19 Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway, according to law enforcement sources. The officer, a 31-year-old member of the specialized community response team, was shot by the driver of the vehicle that was pulled over.

The driver, a 34-year-old man with a criminal history consisting of 21 prior arrests, fired a shot through the window of the car, hitting the officer under his police vest. In response, other officers at the scene returned fire, shooting the suspect in the back. Two other individuals were taken into custody, as reported by sources.

Both the injured officer and the suspect were rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where their conditions were not immediately known. The officer’s current condition remains undisclosed. The suspect, who had been released from a New York prison in 2021 after serving a five-year sentence for criminal possession of a controlled substance, was no longer on parole.

Law enforcement sources confirmed the recovery of a firearm at the scene. The NYPD is currently unable to provide further details regarding the shooting.

Author: CrimeDoor

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