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Plainclothes Sergeant Shoots Con Artist In Times Square

December 11, 2009  | 


The Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square in January 2009. Photo via Edgar Zuniga Jr. (Flickr.com).

A plainclothes NYPD sergeant fatally shot a 25-year-old man outside of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square after confronting the man, who he believed was involved in a fraud scheme to intimidate tourists into buying CDs, the New York Times reports.

The man, who had opened fire on the officer first with a Mac-10 semiautomatic pistol, was not identified, but authorities said he was wanted on assault and disorderly conduct charges.

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