Seward Park Cop Shooter Still at Large Three Years Later

Posted on: July 9th, 2015 at 5:14 am by
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Three summers ago, fireworks of a different kind were going off at the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. An undercover drug bust on the 23rd floor left one 7th Precinct police officer – Brian Groves – lucky to be alive. Just a little Kevlar to save the day.

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. He is wanted for attempted murder of a police officer. But, to this day, the perp is still at large, and with quite the bounty on his head. The reward is $32,000.

“We do rely on the public’s help but as you can imagine no one is talking,” the 7th Precinct tells us.

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On July 5, 2012, officers Brian Groves and Eric Corniel chased a suspected drug dealer into a staircase inside the Seward Park Extension. 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. We later learned that this incident was just one event that eventually led to the downfall of a major Lower East Side drug ring (“The Organization”) in December of that year. One that had been in operation since 2007.

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