( 4UMF NEWS ) Four Cops Shot During Hostage Standoff:
Three of the cops were shot in the leg; one was grazed in the face. All four were treated at Lutheran Medical Center and two were soon released.
“You see our police officers putting their lives on the line every single day,” Mayor Bloomberg said. “Here we were very lucky, but it could have been a great tragedy.”
The gunman, identified as 33-year-old Nakwon Foxworth, was shot three times in his toy-strewn Sheepshead Bay one bedroom.
His baby and his pregnant girlfriend, Jessica Hickling, were shaken up but fine, according to relatives.
The mayhem began about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
Foxworth, who was arriving home at 3301 Nostrand Ave. with Hickling and their baby, argued with two men who were moving a woman into a fifth-floor apartment because they were blocking the building’s service entrance.
“We had a barrel in front of the door and all of a sudden he gets angry,” one of the movers, Kairon Decaul, told the Daily News.
“He took the stroller, with the baby in it, and started ramming it into the barrel. He became very angry. The woman started screaming, ‘The baby! The baby!’”
Decaul, 43, said Foxworth pulled a gun.
“My friend ran, and he chased him to the truck,” Decaul said. “He came back inside and threw the gun in the baby’s stroller. He put his finger in my face and threatened me. The girl was screaming, ‘calm down! calm down!’”
Inside the truck, the other mover called cops.
“He’s got a gun … he’s got a gun,” he told the dispatcher, Kelly said.
Cops said Foxworth then took his terrified pregnant girlfriend and baby up to their apartment on the sixth floor.
NYPD investigators enlisted the help of the building superintendent and they used surveillance footage to determine which apartment was Foxworth’s, Kelly said.
At unit 6K, they got no answer but by looking through the peephole, they could see a man, woman and child inside, Kelly said.
The cops settled in for a standoff and had summoned hostage negotiators when Hickling suddenly burst through the apartment door with the baby in her arms.
She said Foxworth had a gun and was holding her captive.
Cops entered Foxworth’s living room and bullets started to fly.
“When she just left and left the door open, he started shooting,” Kelly said.
Story @ NY Daily News
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