NEW YORK (AP) — Police Commissioner William Bratton says a retired NYPD officer working security at a trash recycling plant shot and killed a gunman who was trying to rob him and steal his car.
Bratton told reporters Tuesday the unnamed retired officer was licensed to carry the weapon he allegedly used to shoot 18-year-old Manuel Ocampo in East New York, Brooklyn.
Bratton says Ocampo and another man tried to rob the former officer at gunpoint as he sat alone in his 2004 Mercedes.
The former officer had been retired for 10 years. Police say the second suspect is Ocampo's cousin and has been arrested.
Police say the retired officer was ordered out of his car after giving cash to Ocampo, who had climbed into the car when he was shot.