Seward Park Cop Shooter Still at Large One Year Later
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One year ago this past Friday, officers Brian Groves and Eric Corniel gave chase to a suspected drug dealer inside the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. While in pursuit, Groves was shot at point-blank range (eight feet), saved only by his bulletproof vest. The perp ultimately eluded the authorities, and has been on the run ever since. This incident was just one event that eventually led to the downfall of a major Lower East Side drug ring in December. One that had been in operation since 2007.
Crimestoppers still has the dude’s mug as the prominent first thumbnail on their website. The reward for his capture is currently $32,000, up from $12,000 at the outset of the crime.
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.