Skip to comments.NYPD Officer Shoots Man Trying To Mug His Wife
Posted on 06/01/2008 10:08:04 AM PDT by Puppage
Police said a man who grabbed a woman and her 3-year-old daughter in an elevator at a Bronx apartment building has been shot and killed by the woman's husband, an off-duty officer.
A man followed the 30-year-old woman and her daughter into the elevator at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.
The woman and her child got off on the third floor and the man followed them.
Police said the man grabbed the woman and her daughter from behind as they were getting out and showed a gun.
The woman screamed, alerting the off-duty officer, who ran to her aid, authorities said.
Police said the off-duty officer shot the man in the torso. The man ran off, collapsed outside and died in the hospital early Sunday, News 4 New York has learned.
The officer was taken to the hospital to be treated for trauma, authorities said.
The mother suffered minor injuries to her wrist but the child is OK, authorities said.
“NYPD Officer Shoots Man Trying To Mug His Wife”
Given what (little) we know so far, good for the office. One less mugger on the streets.
I think it is sinful that cops can carry while they are off duty. Not only did he draw and fire his weapon to protect his wife, he killed the poor mugger. This woman should have become a crime victim the same as any other civilian in NYC would have.
Lucky this guy was a cop.
Any other poor sap defending his wife with a gun in New Yaawk City be be doing time!
I love a happy ending...
Thank goodness that the woman was married to a cop. If hubby was a plain old ordinary citizen, she and her daughter would have been SOL.
Well, I guess it’s good that at least off-duty cops can carry.
Guess it just wasn't the bad guy's day.
Score one for the good guys.
What does the perps color have to do with it?
I though from the article that the man was mugging his own wife. That would have been sad if they had been goofing around, acting silly.
A man who deserves to be shot, is worth killing.
The story reported the perp was armed, why wound him and thus allow the perp to get off a shot of his own?
Secondarily -- if the perp is dead, the ONLY story describing the events is YOUR story.
It works folks, “Fight Crime, Shoot First.” A very good ending to the story. One less perp to coddle with three hots and a cot.
God,Guns and Guts,
Where have you been living the last 35 years? Everything!
Are you kidding? Have you ever shot a pistol before? Do you have any idea how difficult it is to accurately aim a pistol? The purpose of shooting an assailant is to stop him immediately and keep him from responding. A shot aimed at a leg is likely to miss and just warn the robber. The whole idea is to hit the robber in a vital area that makes it impossible for him to continue the assault or return fire.
off duty officers don’t, as a rule, carry tasers. When in a situation with an armed perp you don’t shot to wound, you shoot to stop the subject as quickly as possible...you do the math.
C’mon, there’s got to be more to this story, My bullsh!#@! detector is sounding an alarm. The wife screamed, hubby was near; Shot and killed the guy mugging his wife and kid now he is being seen for trauma? Something up.
One less democrat voter.
I think Goodwin is being sarcastic. Just missing the sarcasm tags:)
Too bad normal NYC residents don’t have this right.
Well isn't that special. Literally. Too bad that only police in NYC are entitled to defend themselves and their families.
It is a travesty the peasants of NYC don't.
In third world places you only have peasants and the elite, no middle class.
I really love that show.
Police have a lot more rights in NYC than the common man. Were this you or me being mugged in an elevator, we would have been denied the use of a gun by horrible NYC gun laws, gun these police enforce and fully support.
Those who support evil laws are not unambiguously “good guys” no matter what anyone says.
I lived in NY, I was mugged in NY, several times, always by armed felons. I tried to buy a gun and was mocked by the clerks at the only gun store in Manhattan, right next to police headquarters. “You’re not a cop, are you?”
The story says the mugger showed a gun. But watch the RINO king, Bloomberg launch an investigation into the shooting. If he does, we’ll know the mugger was either black or an illegal.
Or any big-city citizen.
Off the main point, but what is a 3 year old doing out at 11:45 at night?
That was the same first reaction I had to the title... Very confusing to say the least.
“Too bad that only police in NYC are entitled to defend themselves and their families.”
(note to self; never move to nor visit New York City)
These days, they carry me into the house. Or leave me on a couch somewhere and get me in the morning.
Unless you are an advocate of the NANNYSTATE, or a total busybody, that bit of information is none of anyones business.
Perhaps mom and dad went out for an evening and were returning from the babysitter.
Going to a midnight basketball game?
“What does the perps color have to do with it?”
New to the world?
Gun control is a strawman issue to divert against the culture in which most gun violence is demographically home.
Here in Pennsylvania, Rendell talks about gun violence as being statewide. Yes, it is, in black neighborhoods, in Philly, black neighborhoods in Reading, in Pittsburgh etc.
The effort for so called home rule is an effort to approximate red lining black neighborhoods without having to say its black neighborhoods.
Without this subcultural problem, there would not be a gun control issue.
Facing up to it and saying in the light of day, is the only way to void the red lining code.
These maps are from the article titled "Anti-gun Promo Blackfires"
I think perhaps it should have been entitled, "The African Americans are slaughtering each other in our US Cities"
Baltimore, PROPER, which is reflected on the map is 64.34% Black or African American, 31.63% White.
These Baltimore Sun maps show a terrible problem but do not clarify who the murderers are.
Baltimore Sun map of PEOPLE murdered, 2007:
Baltimore Sun map of BLACKS murdered, 2007: (264)
Baltimore Sun map of WHITES murdered, 2007: (12)
Of the 12, 6 were killed *downtown* while probably buying drugs. _______________________________________________________________
That's right a small percentage of people, generally gangs and drug dealers, in our large cities that cause the majority of the gun related homicides in the US. Do not allow this data to be covered up or hidden. Do not allow the gun control nutcases to take away your self defense weapons.
SOURCE: http://essentials.baltimoresun.com/micro_sun/homicides/ Baltimore, PROPER, Population 651154, Baltimore, greater metropolitan area, Population 5.1 Million
You nailed it!
The wife angle is left unexplained in the article.