MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — An off-duty NYPD cop was shot by a stray bullet in the Bronx early Tuesday morning, police said.
The cop was sitting in the driver’s seat of his car near East 138th Street and Brook Avenue in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx at about 12:15 a.m. when he was grazed in the shoulder by a bullet.
Surveillance video released by the NYPD shows two men firing shots at the cop’s car before coming into contact with two other men, who fired shots back.
Officials said the cop was an unintended target who was caught among a fight between two groups.
The 33-year-old victim was transported to a hospital in stable condition and has since been released.
Police are now looking for four men who were last seen wearing dark-colored hooded sweatshirts, dark pants and dark shoes.
No arrests have been made.
NYPD Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $12,500 for information.
Anyone with information is asked to call the crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).