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NYPD Officers Injured by Bike Thrown from High-Rise Apartment

July 07, 2014  | 

Four NYPD officers were walloped by a child’s Barbie bike that was tossed at them from a fifth-floor balcony in Brooklyn while they were busting a gunman early Sunday, officials said.

One officer suffered a gash to his head that required six staples and a stitch. Three others suffered a concussion, bruising to the head and a cut forearm, respectively.

Bryan Jiminez, 35, was charged with four counts of attempted murder of a police officer in the Crown Heights attack.

The cops had raced to 959 St. Mark’s Ave. at 2:05 a.m. in response to a report of shots fired, law-enforcement sources told the New York Post.

After nabbing suspected gunman Jeanick McVane, 21, the officers were allegedly set upon by two men — Nicholas John, 20, and Samuel Clark, 21 — who tried to keep McVane from getting hauled off, sources said.

A cop had Tasered one of the alleged interlopers when the pink-and-purple bicycle with training wheels came plummeting at them.

More cops arrived and traced the aerial assault to Apartment 5D, where they arrested Jiminez.


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Capt. Crunch @ 7/7/2014 7:00 PM

I think the NYPD officers should have given Jiminez 2 choices 1) jump from the 5th floor or 2) be arrested.

sherry @ 7/8/2014 4:30 PM

Attempted murder, come on now. That is a bit far for the stretch. If the bike came down on none police officer it would not be listed the same.

Jim B. @ 7/10/2014 6:24 AM

Sherry, a couple of problems with your assertion. The bike did not need to hit them for the charge of attempted murder to apply. After all, if I shoot at you but miss, does that mean I shouldn't be charged with attempted murder? No, the fact is, I tried to attack you with a weapon (or device) capable of killing you. So the next question is, was this device capable of killing someone. That model of child's bike weights about 22 lbs and was dropped from a 5th floor balcony so we are talking about a height of 50 feet or more. Incidentally, a cinder block weighs about 20 to 25 lbs. Would you feel differently about the charge if he had thrown a cinder block? Do you want to get hit with a cinder block dropped from 50 feet? Would you think the person who threw it tried to kill you? Would you want them charged with that crime?

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