Seward Park Cop Shooter Still at Large Two Years Later
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It’s been two years and nary a lead in the case of the highly-publicized cop shooting at the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. As is customary in police precincts, reward posters surfaced around the building on the anniversary day, still offering prize money of $32,000 for information.
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.
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 in December of that year. One that had been in operation since 2007.