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Off-Duty Cop Foils Robbery While Getting Hair Done

Off-Duty Cop Foils Robbery While Getting Hair Done

Winston Cox (r.) was arrested Monday morning, two days after he allegedly engaged in a shootout with off-duty cop Feris Jones (l.) (NYC Police Dept)

Associated Press

October 25, 2010

NEW YORK – The baby-faced gunman sought in the Brooklyn hair salon shootout with an off-duty female cop has been busted, police said Monday.

Winston Cox, 19, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Monday at a Bedford-Stuyvesant building on Pacific St. after police got a tip about his whereabouts.

He was taken to Woodhull Hospital to be treated for wounds to both hands that he likely sustained from the bullets fired by Officer Feris Jones. The 20-year NYPD veteran opened fire after Cox shot at her in the dramatic Saturday night confrontation inside Sabine’s Hallway beauty salon in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Jones was getting her hair done in the Franklin Ave. salon when Cox tried to rob the place, police said.

Jones, who is assigned to the NYPD crime lab in Queens, was not injured.

The officer has been lauded for her actions by Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, PBA President Patrick Lynch and Sabine Bellevue, the salon owner who said she might have been killed had Jones not been there.

“I never been more scared,” Bellevue said. "Thank God the officer was there. I’m just thankful to be alive. If the officer wasn’t there, things could have gone very differently.

“He was fully loaded.”

Witnesses said Cox burst into the salon waving a gun at the four women inside – Jones, Bellevue, another worker and a another customer.

Jones, 50, who gets her hair done at the salon about once a month, rose from her chair, identified herself as a cop and told Cox to drop his weapon.

That’s when he opened fire, witnesses said.

Terrified, Bellevue, her colleague and the other client dropped to the floor, but Jones stood her ground, coolly pulled a gun from her waistband and shot at Cox twice.

Cox ran away, leaving a trail of blood to the nearby Lafayette Gardens housing project, where he lives.

A search of the complex came up empty, but detectives interviewing residents managed to get a name to go with the detailed description Jones provided.

Jones then picked Cox’s picture out of a photo array, sources said.


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    APD_K9

    almost 4 years ago

    42 Comments

    Way to go! Another reason to always be armed. You just never know when stupid is going to walk in

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    msjayelbee

    almost 4 years ago

    612 Comments

    Great work!!

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    SkoolCop

    almost 4 years ago

    4586 Comments

    PERFECT............. That's exactly how I roll when I get my haircut and all the workers there know it. Congratualtions for a job well done to Jones and all of the officers involved in the investigation.

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    darsavmo

    almost 4 years ago

    11356 Comments

    Outstanding job by Officer Jones and hope the POS gets a lengthy prison term...

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    cgregor12

    almost 4 years ago

    3026 Comments

    Wonder if she got a free hair do on the house? Great job Officer Jones.

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    brooklynsergeant

    almost 4 years ago

    4392 Comments

    The Mutt was arrested earlier today. Nothing stands between awoman and her hair, Well Done Officer Jones.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    I like it...alot. Well done, and a huge testament to being armed 100% of the time if youre a cop.

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    AKangel

    almost 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    Bump! Elite1grays and great job officer, glad all went home safe.....

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    corylovesandrea

    almost 4 years ago

    6224 Comments

    Great job officer and I automatically thought the same thing about the free do's and never messing with a woman getting her hair done.

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    lds0719

    almost 4 years ago

    150 Comments

    Great job! Elite1grays said it best! That was a big no-no!

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    jims4

    almost 4 years ago

    2610 Comments

    Thank You Officer Jones....Job Well Done!

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    DonnaLynn

    almost 4 years ago

    10610 Comments

    Great job, officer. Bottom line: you got to go home!! LOL @ Elite1gray. mmmm, maybe she'll get free do's for a year! ;)

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    mmmm

    almost 4 years ago

    550 Comments

    A larger calibre or a couple more rounds would have saved NYC a lot of money. Good job by this officer. I wonder if the shop will give her a discount on her next do?

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    ralph3578

    almost 4 years ago

    172 Comments

    Great job officer, NYPD 1 bad guy 0 that's the way to go, keep up the great work officer

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    uncledennis1

    almost 4 years ago

    23296 Comments

    Good job officer.

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