As they were both held at gunpoint by an armed mugger Tuesday in Park Slope, a man reportedly reached into his cousin's holster, took his NYPD service weapon, and opened fire on their assailant. Officials told the Daily News that off-duty cop Khaleef Allicott, 27, and his cousin Travis Dominique, 25, were leaving Bleachers sports bar with three women just before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday when they were approached by the armed man.

As Allicott was held at gunpoint, Dominique reportedly told their attacker "You are not going to disrespect my cousin like that" as he reached for Allicott's gun and fired multiple times, hitting the man in the right leg. Just before 1 a.m., the wounded man reportedly checked himself into nearby New York Methodist Hospital and was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police sources identified him to the News as Agusta Clay, and an NYPD spokesperson confirmed to Gothamist Tuesday that he remains in police custody and has not yet been charged.

Investigators reportedly found Allicott's empty holster and numerous bullet casings at the scene of the shooting near Sixth Avenue and Prospect Place Tuesday, while his gun was discovered in the trunk of his car, which also smelled of marijuana. Allicott is currently assigned to the 71st Precinct in Crown Heights and has been a member of the NYPD since 2011. The News reports that a Department Internal Affairs Bureau investigation is ongoing and Allicott may face disciplinary action for not properly securing his weapon.