Police: Officer shot in leg with BB gun

CONEY ISLAND - Police say an officer was shot in the leg with a BB gun Monday morning in Coney Island.

According to authorities, the cop was struck in the leg with a BB pellet just after 11 a.m. Police shut down 24th Avenue for most of Monday in order to search for the suspect. Police believe the pellet was fired from the rooftop of a building at the corner of Mermaid and 24th avenues. One neighbor in the area says police officers knocked on doors in apartment buildings to ask residents questions about the incident.

Residents say the area is quite violent, with one man describing the neighborhood as "live" with crime. One neighbor believes young adults are responsible for the majority of violent crimes.

The injured officer is expected to be fine.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Residents are concerned about the safety of items 1 The Buzz: Safety concerns in wake of 8-year-old boy's death
Kevin Reilly, 8, died after a heavy planter 2 Vigil remembers 8-year-old killed by fallen planter box
The victim, a man in his 20s, was 3 Man shot in head during Williamsburg drive-by shooting
A kid from the Bronx is one of 4 Actor from the Bronx stars in '13 Reasons Why'
In honor of National Superhero Day, News 12 5 Word on the Street: Superheroes

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.