21-year-old charged in shooting of off-duty NYPD officer

Police say a Bronx man has been charged in the shooting of an off-duty NYPD officer. According to authorities, 21-year-old Joseph Baez shot veteran officer Nelson Vergara as he was returning home in

News 12 Staff

Jun 26, 2012, 2:46 PM

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21-year-old charged in shooting of off-duty NYPD officer
Police say a Bronx man has been charged in the shooting of an off-duty NYPD officer.
According to authorities, 21-year-old Joseph Baez shot veteran officer Nelson Vergara as he was returning home in University Heights early Sunday morning. They say Vergara was hit twice after being confronted by a group of men.
Baez faces several charges, including attempted murder and assault.
Vergara is recovering at St. Barnabas Hospital.


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