The reward for this incident has been increased to $12,500. The breakdown is as follows; $2,500 NYPD Crime-Stoppers and $10,000 from the COP-SHOT Foundation.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the following persons wanted for questioning in regards to shots fired at police officers within the confines of the 101 Precinct. Details are as follows:
On Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 0145 hours, a plainclothes sergeant and police officer assigned to the 101 Precinct were patrolling the Redfern Houses, when they observed six males standing in front of 14-30 Redfern Ave. The officers, looking to further observe the group’s activity at that location, officers parked their unmarked Department auto across the street from 14-20 Redfern Avenue, exited their vehicle, and attempted to enter 14-20 Redfern Avenue in order to access the roof of the location.
As they exited their vehicle and walked across the street, they observed an unidentified black male wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt on the sidewalk in front of 14-20 Redfern Avenue. The male displayed a firearm and discharged the weapon three times in the direction of the officers, before fleeing on foot to an unknown location. The officers did not return fire, and took cover while requesting assistance.
The officers were removed to Long Island Jewish Hospital, in stable condition, where the sergeant was treated and released for tinnitus, and the police officer was treated and released for back spasms and a bruised knee. There was no firearm recovered, however three 9mm shell casings were recovered in front of the location.