Suspects in Custody After 2 NYPD Cops Shot

Wounded officers are recuperating in the hospital
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 6, 2015 2:57 PM CST
Police stand guard Tuesday at the area where police and suspects exchanged gunfire Monday night in the Bronx.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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(Newser) – Police have arrested the suspected gunman who shot and wounded two plainclothes NYPD officers last night after a robbery. They've also got his alleged accomplice in the robbery, reports the New York Times. Police say both men fled the scene after last night's shooting but were arrested hours later. Officer Andrew Dossi, 30, got shot in the lower back and arm, and was in critical but stable condition, while officer Aliro Pellerano, 38, was in stable condition after being shot in the chest and arm. The officers were hit after responding to a call about an armed robbery at a grocery store in the Bronx.

They spotted the two suspects at a nearby Chinese deli and were questioning one man outside the store when the other opened fire from inside the facility, police tell the Daily News. The two men then fled and allegedly carjacked a vehicle. One suspect turned up at a Manhattan hospital with a gunshot wound, possibly the result of his accomplice shooting at the officers. The other man, the alleged gunman, was arrested on a Bronx street today along with a third man near him whose connection to the case is unclear.

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