More About the Lower East Side Cop Shooting this Morning [Updated]

Posted on: July 5th, 2012 at 10:40 am by
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More detail has come to light with the rising sun. Shortly before 4 am this morning, an on-duty cop was shot while responding to an incident at 64 Essex Street, the Seward Park Extension housing complex. Officer Brian Groves and his partner entered the building and encountered a man, described as a 5’9″ man in his 20s, pointing a silver revolver in the 22nd floor stairwell. The officer reportedly yelled to his partner that the dude had a gun, and both gave chase.

According to NY1, the gunman turned around and fired at Grove from a distance of eight feet. He returned fire, shooting four times, but it was unclear whether the perp was hit. Grove is being cared for at Bellevue, where he’s listed in stable condition.

Meanwhile, the manhunt continues. Essex between Delancey and Grand will remain closed due to the ongoing investigation.

UPDATE: A sketch of the suspect was just released.

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Credit: Stacey Sager

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