BROOKLYN– The New York Police Department has charged a man and two teens for allegedly robbing an undercover detective – who would later shoot and injure one of the suspects – in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn Sunday evening.
The incident unraveled about 6:40 p.m. when three plainclothes detectives were investigating a robbery at the intersection of Monroe Street and Bedford Avenue, according to police. At one point, the three thieves approached one of the detectives and one of them displayed a firearm at him, demanding his property and taking his cellphone, cops said.
The detective then discharged his weapon, striking 20-year-old Altron Atwater in the right arm and torso, authorities said. Atwater was taken into custody and removed to Kings County where he was listed in stable condition.
The detective in the shooting was taken to a local hospital for tinnitus. No other members of service were injured.
At the scene, cops arrested 16-year-old Demeris Pittman for his involvement, and they handcuffed 15-year-old Paul Moore on Monday.
A daisy powerline BB gun was also recovered at the Brooklyn location.
Atwater, Pittman and Moore face several charges, among them, robbery, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment.