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Video: Off-duty NYPD Officer Robbed, Fatally Shoots Suspect

December 08, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Off-duty NYPD Officer Robbed, Fatally Shoots Suspect

An off-duty NYPD officer fatally shot one of two men who allegedly were trying to rob him Monday night during a Craigslist scam in Queens, reports WABC.

The officer was held up around 10:30 p.m. while responding to a Craigslist ad for a used white BMW, according to the New York City Police Department.

The officer met two other men on 145th Road in Springfield Gardens where they started to haggle over the supposed price of the BMW. One man pulled out an air pistol and took the off-duty officer's wallet, police said.

The officer pulled out his service weapon and fired several times, hitting the suspect in the leg and torso, police said.

The suspect, identified as Devon Holder, 30, of Brooklyn, was pronounced dead at Jamaica Medical Center. A second man jumped into the BMW and fled the scene. Police are still looking for him.

Comments (4)

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Diana @ 12/10/2015 11:32 AM

I'm happy that the officer was able to protect himself without anyone saying it was his fault for shooting and killing the victim.

S.S. @ 12/10/2015 11:53 AM

This is just another example why police offices are never off duty. Good job to the officer. Happy you get to go home to your family.

Kirk @ 12/10/2015 2:06 PM

The media has the general public conditioned to show the criminal recipient of a LEO's bullet as the "Victim." The officer is the victim in this case and the bad guy, well, he's the suspect...and he's dead. So there is a deference factor here. He won't ever commit another crime!

Kirk @ 12/10/2015 2:09 PM

" Deterrence "

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