Report: Gun Used to Shoot Cop on LES Was Recovered
There are reports today that the gun used to shoot a police officer at the Seward Park Extension housing complex last July has been recovered. Sources told the Daily News that the NYPD and the Drug Enforcement Administration found the .22 caliber handgun during a drug-related investigation in September. Indictments are reportedly expected later today.
Officer Brian Groves was shot while on patrol in the public housing development on Essex Street July 5. His life was saved by a bullet proof vest. In spite of a large cash reward, police have had no luck tracking down the suspected shooter. More from the News:
The .22-caliber handgun was recovered in September during an undercover purchase made while the NYPD and the Drug Enforcement Administration probed a drug crew, the law enforcement source said. Authorities are expected to announce on Thursday the indictment of 13 members of that crew.
State law makers could return to Albany as early as today to vote on a series of tough new gun control measure proposed by Governor Cuomo.