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NYPD Looking for Man Who Dropped an Illegal Firearm on LIC Street During Police Pursuit

The NYPD is looking for a man who dropped an illegal firearm during a police pursuit on a Long Island City street Monday. (Photo: NYPD)

Aug. 26, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

The police are looking for a man who dropped an illegal firearm on a Long Island City street early Monday while the cops were in pursuit.

The suspect was initially riding a scooter on the sidewalk in front of a commercial building at 40-35 21st St. around 1:30 a.m. when police approached him.

The cops asked the man for identification but instead he fled the scene on foot into the Queensbridge Houses NYCHA complex, according to police. He left the scooter behind and dropped a black 9MM Ruger firearm.

Police then pursued the assailant which resulted in one cop suffering a knee injury during the chase. The officer was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.The suspect is described by police as having a dark complexion and being in his 30s. He has black hair and was last seen wearing a dark color T-shirt, police said. Police released a photo of the man wanted for questioning.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/

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