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Another Injured Cop Released; Shooting Suspect Still in Hospital

SHEEPSHEAD  BAY  — One of four police officers injured in Sunday’s terrifying shootout with a suspect in Sheepshead Bay was released from the hospital yesterday.
 
In the meantime, shooting suspect Nakwon Foxworth was still in critical but stable condition, and was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, attempted murder, assault on a police officer and menacing.
 
Detective Kenneth Ayala was released Sunday. He was shot in the thigh and foot during the incident. Foxworth also reportedly shot and wounded Officer Matthew Granahan and Capt. Al Pizzano, both of whom were released late yesterday, and Detective Mike Keenan, who was shot in the upper thigh and remains hospitalized.
 
Although Foxworth allegedly used a conventional 9-millimeter handgun to wound the cops, police officials revealed that he also had been armed with a sawed-off assault weapon loaded with what NYPD spokesman Paul Browne called “armor-piercing ammunition.”
 
In addition, according to Browne, 30 more .223 caliber bullets were found in Foxworth’s apartment at 3301 Nostrand Ave.
 
During the incident on Sunday, Foxworth was holding his pregnant girlfriend and their 4-month-old son hostage inside their apartment, say police. He previously served 12 years in prison for attempted murder and other charges.
 
--Associated Press and other sources

April 9, 2012 - 4:36pm


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