Police Officers Fired Upon in Brooklyn Housing Development

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Police arrested Bobby Bummer, 20, for shooting at police officers early Friday morning.  Shots were fired in front of the Red Hook Houses on 21 Mill Street in Brooklyn. 

Police Officers Michael Walsh and Angelo Pizzarro were called to the scene where a suspect was armed in the area.  Boomer fired the shots and then dropped the gun in the doorway where police retrieved it. 

His firearm, reportedly stolen from Newton, Georgia was a loaded .45-caliber Smith and Wesson semi-automatic. 

Boomer was found under a bed inside an apartment he entered through the rooftop of the building, police said.  Charges are still pending  

Today, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly stated, “Fortunately, our police officers escaped injury this time.  They continue to risk their lives to protect New Yorkers in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, confronting suspects, all too many armed with illegal handguns.”

About 90 minutes prior to this incident, a man by the name of Stanley Dorcius, 22, was spotted by officers showing his firearm to bystanders also in the Red Hook Houses.  Dorcius was caught and arrested by Officer Gomez and charged with criminal possession of a weapon – a defaced, possession of 13 bags of marijuana, and resisting arrest.

Meanwhile, police are still on the search for gunman who fired and shot Police Officer Brian Groves last Thursday.  The award has been raised to $22,000.

The suspect in that shooting is described as a male black in his 20s, slight build, wearing cornrows with yellow beads at the end and red basketball shorts with a cream stripe and a black tee-shirt at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers, 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls are confidential.

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