Bronx teen accused of pointing gun at officer, pulling trigger

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.357 Smith and Wesson revolver (NYPD)

.357 Smith and Wesson revolver (NYPD)

NEW YORK CITY (PIX11) — A 17-year-old from the Bronx was arrested after police say he pointed a gun at an officer, according to NYPD.

Authorities say the incident happened around 8:50 p.m. Saturday, in the area of 140th Street and Cypress Avenue.

Two officers were on the violence reduction foot post when they reported hearing several gunshots in the area. Two additional officers responded to the area, searching for the suspect.

A motorist at 138th Street told officers that the teen responsible for the gunshots was standing across the street, wearing a black jacket.

Police say when officers began to approach the suspect, he ran toward 138th Street and Bruckner Boulevard, at which time responding officers told him to drop his weapon.

The suspect then reportedly faced an officer while pointing a .357 Smith and Wesson revolver, who took cover behind a parked vehicle.

According to a New York Post report, the suspect pulled the trigger only to realize the gun had been emptied with his earlier firing.

The suspect then dropped his weapon and was taken into custody.

No injuries were reported.

Raymond, Leonardo, 17, of 640 East 137th Street, Bronx, N.Y. was charged with criminal possession of a weapon-loaded firearm with intent to use, criminal possession of a weapon-loaded firearm, two counts of menacing a police officer and reckless endangerment.

The shooting happened just hours after two police officers were shot and killed at point-blank range while sitting in their police vehicle in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday.

Officers continue to be on “high alert” following the shootings.

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