Man on the run with an even bigger target on his back
It’s not only the police who are looking for the man who shot NYPD officer Brian Groves earlier this month.
There is currently a $22,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest, which doesn’t bode well for the suspect and his current “at-large” status.
According to the Village Voice, officers Brian Groves and Erick Corniel were performing a “vertical patrol” at the Seward Public Housing Development, 64-68 Essex St., when Groves found a man holding a pistol in a stairwell.
Groves chased the man until the man turned and shot Groves in the chest. Groves’s bulletproof vest stopped the bullet and Groves was able to return four shots, but was unable to stop the suspect.
Police are still searching for the shooter.
According to a posting from the NYPD Twitter account, the reward is comprised of a $10,000 offer from the NYPD, $10,000 from the Cop Shot program, and $2,000 from Crime Stoppers.
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