Investigators are searching for an armed gunman who tried to rob an off-duty cop in Queens earlier this month. Police say the man approached the officer on the street outside 113-17 Sutphin Boulevard shortly after 1 a.m. on Saturday, December 6th. Brandishing a gun, he ordered his intended victim not to move. But the off-duty cop took cover behind a vehicle, produced his own firearm, and identified himself as a NYPD officer.

The two men then proceeded to circle the vehicle, with the suspect declaring "that he was going to kill the officer," investigators say. Video of the incident shows the suspect, described as a black male in his 20s, 5'7", 150 lbs., approaching the officer and circling a parked car.

The suspect fired one round and then ran away. None one was injured, but the perp remains at large.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.