Ex-Con Arrested After Shooting at Police in Red Hook, NYPD Says
BROOKLYN — A man on parole after serving about two years for weapons possession was arrested again Thursday for shooting at two plain-clothes officers in a Red Hook housing complex, the NYPD said.
Calvin Randall, 25, fired one shot at the two officers when they tried to stop him while exiting the Red Hook Houses at 458 Columbia St. about 5:40 p.m., police said.
The bullet missed and the officers arrested Randall, who faces a slew of charges including attempted murder, attempted assault on a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon, the NYPD said.
Randall, who an NYPD spokesman said has been busted for robbery, grand larceny, and marijuana possession, was also convicted in 2010 for weapons possession and was out on parole during the Thursday shooting, parole and prison records show.
The officers, Jovanny Calderone and Dorian Thompson, caught up to Randall when an informant told them he was carrying a gun, sources said.
They were in the lobby of the Columbia Street tower when they saw Randall exit a stairwell and followed him out the door, the NYPD said.
Once Calderone and Thompson identified themselves, Randall pulled a revolver from his waistband and fired, police said.
They arrested him and recovered his .22-caliber Arminius revolver, the butt of which was wrapped in electrical tape, according to police who released a photo of his weapon.