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$12K Reward Offered for Man Who Shot at Police Officers, NYPD Says

By Katie Honan | June 23, 2014 11:07am
110 Precinct Shooting Suspect
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ELMHURST — Police are offering a $12,000 reward to help find the man who allegedly shot at two police officers during a chase early Saturday morning.

A uniformed sergeant and police officer from the 110th Precinct responded to a trespassing call at 93-35 Lamont Ave. around 1:40 a.m. on June 21, according to police.

They saw the suspect, a 5-foot-6 man in his 20s, holding a firearm while chasing another man, and both officers got out of their car and told him to drop the gun, police said.

The suspect then shot at the officers, missing them. Police officers returned fire but the suspect was not hit and he fled, according to police.

Surveillance footage shows the man running away gun in hand.

The .22 caliber handgun he used was found at the scene.

A $12,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website atWWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.