Police are searching for
an oddly-dressed man who shot at cops in Queens yesterday afternoon. Two uniformed rookie officers were patrolling in the vicinity of 76th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights around 4 p.m. when they came in contact with the suspect, who they say was acting suspiciously and wearing a black trench coat with a fake beard, a hat and dark glasses. They approached him and asked for identification: “They kept asking him to take his hands out of his pocket, and after a struggle, he pulled [a revolver] out and just opened fire point-blank,” a source told the Post.
Police say two shots were fired, and neither hit the officers—one bullet did go into a nearby dental office packed with kids though. The officers pursued the man, but he got away; his fake beard, hat and glasses were recovered. The suspect is described as a male in his 30s standing about 5-foot-9. According to the Times, a police report about the incident described the man as “well dressed.”