Police: Retired officer in custody after shooting, standoff

A retired NYPD officer was taken into police custody following a shooting and standoff Monday afternoon in Greenpoint.



Police arrived at the scene on Greenpoint Avenue in riot gear and armored vehicles around 2:35 p.m. They say the victim, a 45-year-old man, was found lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head.



Police say the suspect, who was still armed, ran into his building at 185 Greenpoint Ave. and barricaded himself inside. Officers quickly sought cover inside a Kimchee Market a few doors down as dialogue unfolded with the 51-year-old suspect.



NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper says the suspect voluntarily came out around 4:30 p.m. and was taken into custody. He was taken to the department's 94th Precinct.



Two firearms were recovered from the scene.



The shooting victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he remains in critical condition. His identity was not released.



Multiple reports say that the victim is the suspect's landlord, but police say a motive has not yet been determined.



Police say the suspect, who has not yet been named, retired from the force in 2002.



 


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