Off-duty NYPD officers fatally shoot gunman in the Bronx

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MT. HOPE, the Bronx — Off-duty NYPD officers fatally shot a gunman in the Bronx early Sunday, police said.

The gunman, 24, and his father, 44, were involved in a dispute with a group near East 180th Street and Valentine Avenue that later turned physical, officials said. The 24-year-old man pulled out a gun and fired several times at the group.

Off-duty officers, who’d just finished work for the day and were leaving the 46th precinct, heard the shots and shouted at the man to drop his weapon.

He refused and a shootout ensued, NYPD Chief of Patrol Juanita Holmes said. The gunman was struck in the torso and dropped his weapon. His father picked up the gun and fired at the officers.

Police were able to take the father, later identified as Rafael Rosado, into custody. He and the officers were not injured.

The Bronx man was arrested on charges including attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a firearm, and reckless endangerment, police said Monday.

Rosado’s son, the original shooter, was taken to the hospital where he died, officials said.

He was later identified as Mike Rosado of the Bronx.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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