Wednesday, June 11, 2008
GUNPLAY IN CARROLL GARDENS
Just when you thought you lived in a nice, upscale neighborhood, kid comes along with a gun and tries to shoot two cops. Below is from the New York Daily News.
Cops nab teen after gun jams
BY ETHAN ROUEN
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 12:15 AM
Two Brooklyn cops were thanking their lucky stars Tuesday after they nabbed a teenager who shot at them twice but whose gun jammed both times, police said.
The cops made the collar without firing a round. A retired detective had noticed the thug with the silver .380-caliber handgun walking around Carroll Gardens about 5:10 p.m. and called police, cops said.
Officers Maggie Clamp, 32, and Joseph Gonzalez, 29, responded. As they canvassed the area with the detective, they spotted the suspect about six blocks away in Red Hook, police said.
During a five-block foot chase, the 18-year-old twice turned, took aim at the officers and pulled the trigger on the semiautomatic, cops said.
"Fortunately, the gun misfired and didn't go off," said Deputy Inspector Michael Kemper of the 76th Precinct. "The job [the officers] did was phenomenal."
Without returning fire, the officers, who have both been on the force about three years, were able to tackle the suspect and take him into custody, where charges against him are expected to include attempted murder against a police officer. The young man has refused to give cops his name.