Wanted Posters for Seward Park Cop Shooter Reappear on Essex Street

Posted on: January 14th, 2013 at 6:28 am by

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Yes, thanks to the policing efforts of officers Brian Groves and partner Eric Corniel, a prominent Lower East Side drug ring was busted shortly before Christmas. Their sting was in response to drug activity and ultimately resulted in the shooting of Groves at point-blank range; his life is indebted to kevlar. However, the cop shooter who fired the three rounds inside the Seward Park Extension stairwell still runs free.

In a new campaign to help capture the perp, NYPD has again taken to Essex Street with the wanted posters. The sketch is still the same one used last summer, but the reward was upped another $10,000 to a total payout of $32,000.

The on-the-run shooter is described as a thin, 5’9″ black man in his early 20s donning corn-rows and long red shorts with cream stripe. Of course the description of appearance is already somewhat outdated.

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