NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man has been arrested on attempted murder, assault, weapon possession and other charges in the shooting of a rookie NYPD officer.
Police announced the charges against 28-year-old Rashun Robinson on Thursday. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney. There was no phone number listed at the address provided by police.
Police say first-year officer James Li is in stable condition after being shot in both legs Wednesday evening in Brooklyn.
They say Li and his partner saw Robinson and another man board a bus through the rear doors without paying. They say the men fled when confronted and Robinson then fired at the officers, who fired back.
Bystanders aided Li. Robinson was arrested nearby.
Police say Robinson’s wanted in Pennsylvania on drug charges.