Retired Greenburgh cop shot after interrupting a burglary at neighbor’s house

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. —  A retired police officer was shot when he interrupted a burglary at a neighbor's house, though the suspects were quickly found with help from the retired officer's son.

Retired officer Peter Schmidt confronted burglars as they were exiting a house on Payne St. in Elmsford. Schmidt lives nearby and knew the house should be unoccupied.

Police Chief McNerney says the suspects talked with Schmidt for a short time before one suspect shot Schmidt in the arm and torso.

Schmidt's son, an off-duty active Greenburgh officer, rushed to the scene and saw the suspects flee in a blue BMW. He immediately gave the license number and car description to the Greenburgh Police.

Minutes later, Yonkers Police Department reported they had stopped the car on Sprain Brook Parkway. The suspects were identified and arrested.

Retired officer Schmidt is in stable condition at Westchester Medical Center.

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