NEW YORK CITY — An off-duty Bronx cop shot a man who fired at him after the man had been spotted shooting onto a park in Fordham, police said.
Two off-duty cops were heading home around 8:15 Friday evening after their shift when they saw a man firing a gun into St. James Park from East 191st Street and Creston Avenue, authorities said.
The officers confronted the man, later identified as Javon Julien, 19, who then fled on foot, turning and firing at the cops as he ran, police said.
One of the officers fired back, hitting Julien in the torso.
Julien, of Elmont, Long Island, was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
A loaded .25 caliber handgun was recovered from Julien, police said.
He was charged with attempted aggravated murder, criminal possession of a weapon and attempted assault on a police officer.