THE BRONX — A Bronx anti-crime team arrested two armed men on Wednesday, one of whom pointed a gun at police, the NYPD said.
Plainclothes officers from the Patrol Borough Bronx Anti-Crime Team were called to Home Street and Forest Avenue in Morrisania about 10:30 p.m. May 29 after two men were spotted with firearms.
The officers approached two men who fit the description. The first man, 28-year-old Michael Rock, allegedly took off down Home Street toward Jackson Avenue, police said. When police pursued him, Rock pulled out a gun and pointed it at Sgt. Michael Raso, the NYPD said.
Raso, a nine-year veteran of the force, fired one round at Rock, who was not hit, and then took him into custody, police added.
Police recovered a .357 Smith and Wesson from Rock, officials said.
The second suspect, Marleik Patterson, 23, was arrested at the corner of Boston Road and Home Street, according to the NYPD. He was carrying an imitation pistol, police said.
Sgt. Lawrence Harvey fractured his left hand during Patterson's arrest and was treated and released from Westchester Square Medical Center, police said.
Rock was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing. Patterson was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.