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Off-Duty Brooklyn Cop Patron Thwarts Salon Robbery

October 25, 2010  | 

The NYPD recovered this Ruger revolver allegedly used by Winston Cox to rob Sabine's Hallway Beauty Salon in Brooklyn and shoot it out with an off-duty officer. Photo courtesy of NYPD.

An off-duty New York officer halted a robbery in a Brooklyn salon on Saturday by firing rounds that knocked the gun out of the hand of the gunman and struck a latch that locked the front door, reports the New York Daily News.

Officer Feris Jones, 50, was getting her hair done at Sabine's Hallway Beauty Salon in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood that's covered by the NYPD's 79th Precinct at 6:27 p.m. Saturday. At that time, 19-year-old parolee Winston Cox entered the business and demanded the wallets of patrons.

Jones exchanged fire with Cox, who fled and was arrested at a nearby hotel on Monday. Officers recovered the revolver he used in the robbery. No other patrons were injured, according to the NYPD.

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