Man Shoots NYPD Cop, Sparks Hours-Long Standoff


The NYPD officer shot three times Thursday in Cypress Hills by a man who later took his own life is expected to be released from the hospital Friday, police say.

As Nguyen approached the room, the man inside fired, striking the officer once in the arm and twice in his bulletproof vest, police said. He did not return fire.

Police found the gunman dead with a self inflicted gunshot wound after a two-hour stand off.

The 29-year-old suspect's mother had called 911, reporting that her son was emotionally disturbed.

Officers arrived at the home, where they talked with the mother of the suspected gunman, police said.

Video captures a near-death shooting of a police officer
The dramatic moment a SC police officer was shot was caught on camera and the video was released to the public on Thursday. Dispatch informs all available units to respond to the area, as Smith tells them he's been hit in the neck.

Police then deployed a high-tech robot with a camera to enter the bedroom where Sookdeo was holed up where he was seen lying on the floor, sources said.

Holding up the vest, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said, "I did see the blunt-force trauma injuries on the officer's chest, so this vest definitely saved his life".

De Blasio said the wounded cop had a "great attitude" as he lay in his hospital bed and even made light of his situation.

As for the officer, he was rushed to Jamaica Hospital and it already on the mend. "Thank God our officer is going to come through okay in this case", Mayor Bil lde Blasio told reporters Thursday.

Officers from the city's 75th precinct responded to the woman's Ridgewood Avenue home. Police cars lined several streets in the neighborhood as helicopters circled overhead.