Police Officer Justin Barberi (pictured) and Lieutenant Darren Rock arrested a man in possession of an illegal handgun last week after responding to a call of shots fired. Members of Brooklyn’s 63 Precinct, the two responded to a 911 call of gun fire near the Glennwood Houses in Canarsie where they observed a man with a gun.
Police Officer Barberi and Lieutenant Rock jumped out of their police vehicle and chased the suspect, apprehending him just a short distance away. A loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun was recovered and the 20-year-old man from Brooklyn was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
Police Officer Barberi is one of the newest of the Finest who graduated the police academy less than 30 days ago. Join us in thanking him and the lieutenant for going in harm’s way to continue keeping NYC safe.