LES Cop Shooter Still at Large Nearly 4 Years Later

Posted on: March 4th, 2016 at 9:28 am by
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To catch a Lower East Side cop shooter…

Almost four years on, the 7th Precinct is still canvassing the Seward Park Extension. The case of a cop shooting back in July 2012 is seemingly a cold one. The perp remains at large, which explains the arrival this week of fresh reward posters in the vicinity of Broome and Essex Streets.

In a dated description, 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. The prize for more information on the suspect holds strong at $32,000.

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 criminal 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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