NYPD in Brooklyn
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“I’m sorry, officer,” murmured 20-year-old William Moss as he was detained and admitted to shooting NYPD agent Connor Boalick in the back on Christmas Eve.
By a Boalick Miracle (27) was saved thanks to a bulletproof vest and he was already discharged from the hospital, but the episode again raised the alarms about the armed violence that the city is experiencing.
“I’m sorry, officer … I wish it never happened,” Moss said when he was transferred to the Criminal Court of Brooklyn and a reporter from New York Post He asked if he had a message for his victim.
Moss allegedly fired two rounds into Boalick’s back around 9 p.m. on Thursday 24, while the officer took a statement from Moss’s girlfriend, in a domestic violence indice.
Initially, Boalick and another police officer were called to the scene on Bergen Street and Ralph Avenue in Crown Heights because The woman accused Moss of threatening to shoot her home. He now faces charges that include attempted murder and assault.
Thanks to his bulletproof vest, Boalick survived the attack virtually unscathed and left Kings County Hospital on Christmas morning.
Mayor Bill De Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea spoke with the officer’s parents. “They felt it was a christmas miracle that his son was alive and well, “said De Blasio, quoted by Pix11. “Because the NYPD was there, that woman is alive right now.”
Pat Lynch, president of the Benevolent Association (PBA) -the New York’s largest police union, which in turn has the largest public security force in the country (NYPD) – He told the hospital that lawmakers should help foster a pro-police climate where criminals fear the consequences of shooting them.
It is estimated that, on average, currently 88% of those arrested on gun charges in NYC go free.
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– PIX11 News (@ PIX11News) December 25, 2020