Aug. 26, 2022 By Michael Dorgan
The police are looking for a man who dropped an illegal firearm on a Long Island City street early Monday while the cops were in pursuit.
The suspect was initially riding a scooter on the sidewalk in front of a commercial building at 40-35 21st St. around 1:30 a.m. when police approached him.
The cops asked the man for identification but instead he fled the scene on foot into the Queensbridge Houses NYCHA complex, according to police. He left the scooter behind and dropped a black 9MM Ruger firearm.
Police then pursued the assailant which resulted in one cop suffering a knee injury during the chase. The officer was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.The suspect is described by police as having a dark complexion and being in his 30s. He has black hair and was last seen wearing a dark color T-shirt, police said. Police released a photo of the man wanted for questioning.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/
Just a reminder that this “illegal” firearm didn’t magically appear in this manos hands – it was legally sold and purchased somewhere by a supposedly Responsible Gun Owner. How it got to this guy could be any of a number of ways, but it’s another example of how poor our laws are at keeping guns from people who shouldn’t have them. In a reasonable society, we’d be able to track the serial number of this gun and find out who purchased it and how it got to this guy. We might even be able to find out who this guy is and, god forbid, arrest the criminal who sold him the gun. What a concept!