Friday, February 4, 2011

NYPD: Cops Shooter Arrested by Stephen Geffon - Queens Chronicle

A South Ozone Park man who allegedly shot at 106th Precinct officers was captured and arrested last week, police officials said.

Raheem Cox, 23, allegedly fired multiple gunshots as he fled from the officers on 111th Avenue in South Ozone Park on Jan. 29, police said. No officers were hurt.

Cox was charged with attempted aggravated murder of a police officer, criminal possession of a loaded firearm and resisting arrest, according to the NYPD.

Police said they noticed Cox acting suspiciously while they were on a routine patrol of the area around 128th Street and 111th Avenue. When officers drove by him, he allegedly changed direction while walking, police said.

Cox allegedly ignored police when they made a U-turn and asked what he was doing, prompting the officers to ask him to stop. An NYPD spokesman said the individual then produced a black firearm from his waistband and fired multiple shots at the officers.

The cops then returned fire, police said. Cox was not hurt.

Police said they recovered a .22 caliber revolver at the scene.