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Police Looking for Cop Impersonator in Bronx Shooting

By Jesse Lent | December 2, 2012 6:33pm

BELMONT — Police are hunting for a suspect accused of impersonating a police officer and shooting a man on October 30 in the Belmont section of the Bronx. 

The man looked familiar to his 41-year-old victim when he knocked at the victim's front door, according to police. Because of this, the victim allowed the suspect into his Crotona Avenue apartment.

Once inside, the perp allegedly pulled out a police shield and a gun and demanded money. The victim attempted to flee his home when the suspect fired one shot, hitting him in the left thigh. The phony cop then fled.

Police described the suspect as 5-foot-8 and 190 pounds. He was believed to be between the ages of 30 and 35.

The victim received treatment at St. Barnabas Hospital and was later released.    

Those with information in regards to this incident are asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.