Police say they’re looking for a man who fired a gun at an officer and a sergeant in Queens.
They say the incident happened in Elmhurst around 1:45 a.m. Saturday.
A uniformed Sergeant and Police Officer assigned to the 110th Precinct responded to a report of a group of males trespassing in the rear of 93-35 Lamont Avenue. As the Sergeant and Police Officer were traveling in their marked police vehicle, 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 Sergeant and Police Officer immediately exited their vehicle and ordered the suspect to drop his firearm. The suspect turned towards them, raised his firearm and fired at the Sergeant and Police Officer. The Sergeant and Police Officer returned fire but did not strike the suspect before he fled. The suspect’s firearm, a loaded .22 caliber handgun, was recovered at the scene.
The suspect is described as a 20-25 year old Hispanic male, 5’6″ with a medium build.
A photo of the suspect is attached.
(Chaim Shapiro – YWN)