The police are looking for a suspect who fired at one man—and then turned his gun on the police in Queens.
Early yesterday morning, at 1:47 a.m., the NYPD says that a uniformed sergeant and police officer from the 110th Precinct responded to a reported trespassing at 93-35 Lamont Avenue. According to police, when the police officers were in their marked cruiser, "they observed the male suspect armed with a firearm, chasing another male and firing at him in the vicinity of Lamont Avenue and Forley Street."
The cops immediately got out of the car, police say, and ordered the suspect to drop his firearm. According to the NYPD, the suspect turned towards them, raised his firearm and fired at the cops. The police officers returned fire but didn't strike the suspect who fled. Police added that the suspect's loaded .22-caliber handgun was found at the scene.
Here's video of the suspect:
Police described the wanted man as a 20-25 year old Hispanic male, 5'6" with a medium build. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.