Grand jury indicts 2 in shooting of cops in the Bronx
NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two men in connection with last week’s robbery of a Bronx bodega in which two police officers were wounded in a shooting.
The Bronx district attorney on Monday says 24-year-old Jason Polanco was indicted on attempted murder, robbery, assault and weapons charges. Accomplice Joshua Kemp was indicted on robbery and weapons charges.
Prosecutors say Polanco shot one of the officer’s in the elbow and back and the other in the arm and chest. They say Polanco then forced people out of a car at gunpoint before crashing it blocks away. The 28-year-old Kemp is accused of using a gun to rob the store’s cash register.
Kemp’s lawyer says his client was not involved in the shooting.
Polanco’s lawyer says his client will plead not guilty.