Sexual Assault Suspect Fires at Cops in Sheepshead Bay, Police Say

By Alan Neuhauser on June 25, 2012 7:16am 

A man wanted for sexually assaulting a woman in Sheepshead Bay allegedly fired at cops during a foot pursuit early Monday, June 25, 2012, the NYPD said.
A man wanted for sexually assaulting a woman in Sheepshead Bay allegedly fired at cops during a foot pursuit early Monday, June 25, 2012, the NYPD said.
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BROOKLYN — Cops are hunting a man who fired at police during a chase after he attacked a woman in Sheepshead Bay early Monday morning, the NYPD reported.

Shortly before midnight, officers received a report that a woman in her 20s had been sexually assaulted near Shore Parkway and East 14th Street, police said. As cops canvassed the area, they encountered the suspect, who fled the area on foot.

"The suspect did at one point turn around and fire something in the general direction of the officers," a police source said. "It's unknown if it was a firearm or a pellet gun or a firecracker. It did make a noise of some sort."

The suspect escaped, authorities said, and no one was struck or injured in the incident.

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