Handgun Used In Lower East Side Cop Shooting Recovered

Posted on: December 21st, 2012 at 6:28 am by
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Without that kevlar bulletproof vest, officer Brian Groves would’ve been a dead man. In the early morning hours of July 5 this year, he and his partner responded to a drug-related incident at the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. There the pair encountered a pistol-weilding man in the 22nd floor stairwell, who proceeded to shoot at point-blank range and fled. Six months later, the case is still very much open. While authorities haven’t captured the prime suspect, the New York Post learns that the weapon was just recovered.

According to the city rag, the .22-caliber handgun was purchased during an undercover operation back in September. Apparently the transaction was a joint effort between the NYPD and DEA while surveilling an unidentified “drug crew.”

The bounty for his whereabouts is $32,000.

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Credit: NYPD

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