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NYPD Officer Shot Twice During Shootout With Teen

NYPD Officer Shot Twice During Shootout With Teen

Raymond Kelly shows gun used in shooting of Officer Richard Ramirez as Mayor Bloomberg looks on. [AP]

New York Daily News via YellowBrix

October 18, 2010

BROOKLYN – An NYPD cop was shot twice in the leg Sunday night while pursuing a teenager who whirled and fired after running into a dead-end stairwell in Brooklyn, cops said.

Police Officer Richard Ramirez, 29, may also have been struck in his bullet-resistant vest after he cornered Elijah Foster-Bay, 17, inside an East New York building about 8 p.m., cops said.

“Thank God it wasn’t anything more serious,” Mayor Bloomberg said at a news conference Sunday night at Kings County Hospital, where the wounded officer was in stable condition.

Ramirez and two other plainclothes cops from the 75th Precinct were patrolling in an unmarked car when they spotted Foster-Bay riding a bike on a sidewalk.

They got out to question him. “When he saw the officers, he immediately threw down the bike and ran,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.

Foster-Bay, who lives in Port Washington, L.I., but is from East New York and has an uncle there, ran into a building on Bradford St.

The cops chased after him, suspecting he had a weapon, police officials said. Foster-Bay ran up the stairs but was trapped when he could not open a door leading to the roof.

“He turned and fired on one of the officers,” said Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne.

Ramirez and one other cop returned fire, squeezing off a total of 11 rounds, police said. Foster-Bay’s revolver held seven bullets. Only one was left inside after the shooting, cops said.

Ramirez, who has five years on the force, suffered damage to his femoral artery and vein and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. “His wounds certainly could have been fatal,” Kelly said.

Foster-Bay suffered two gunshot wounds in one leg, but one of the wounds may have been an exit wound. He was in custody and was taken to Brookdale University Hospital for treatment.

Foster-Bay’s uncle Willie Stafford said he doesn’t know why his nephew went out earlier in the night. Stafford had been out and said that he became worried when he came home, the bike was gone and Foster-Bay was not answering his cell phone.

“This is my worst nightmare. I don’t know why he comes around here,” Stafford said. “There’s nothing but unemployment. No education, nothing good in this neighborhood.”

The 75th Precinct, which encompasses East New York, is one of the busiest commands in the NYPD, and for much of the year has hovered near the top in the major crime categories.

For the first nine months of the year, cops in the 75th Precinct investigated 23 homicides – the most in the city at that point.


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    DocThomas

    almost 4 years ago

    2122 Comments

    Prayers for Officer Ramirez' speedy recovery! Glad the skell got caught and isn't roaming the streets.

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Speedy recovery.

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    djs2v

    almost 4 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Prayers for a speedy recovery!

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    rsironron

    almost 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    A speedy recovery to the officer.

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    MPD1250

    almost 4 years ago

    28 Comments

    Speedy recovery to P.O Ramirez! To the 17 yr old savage, hope u rot in hell, should have been a pine box for u!

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    BklynsFinest347

    almost 4 years ago

    2016 Comments

    Speedy recovery to the injured MOS. The skell should of been packing on a one-way trip to Hell.

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    T_9

    almost 4 years ago

    5668 Comments

    Quick recovery to Officer Ramirez. If they don't lock the POS up for a long time for this it will just mean that he will be able to kill another officer or some innocent member of his community later in life.

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    revcarey70

    almost 4 years ago

    234 Comments

    Yeah, we were all out running from and shooting cops when we were 17 right? The world has gone nuts! Get well soon Officer.

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    jims4

    almost 4 years ago

    2610 Comments

    I was so angry with the story I forgot the point of my post....Get Well Soon Officer Ramirez. I wish a speedy recovery so you can get back out there doing what you do best, protecting us all from evil.

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    s3sk

    almost 4 years ago

    3308 Comments

    Speedy recovery to the officer.

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    darsavmo

    almost 4 years ago

    11354 Comments

    Quick recovery of the officer and hope the 17yoa POS enjoys a long prison term...

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    rhood

    almost 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Best wishes for the officer to recover from his injuries. It is to bad the the punk was not removed via a body bag.

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    wiseass0282

    almost 4 years ago

    10984 Comments

    Speedy recovery to the Officer. I wonder what kind of revolver holds 7 rounds ? I have heard that they exist but have never seen one.

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    TinBadge

    almost 4 years ago

    946 Comments

    I agree with jims4 and uncledennis1. Society has gotten too soft on crime and it needs to be gotten back in line.

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    uncledennis1

    almost 4 years ago

    23294 Comments

    Speedy recovery. Hold the scumbags feet to the fire. jims4 you are correct.

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