Wounded Cop Drills 2 Suspects in Shootout
The New York Post
April 19, 2011
A heroic off-duty Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority cop got into a Wild West-style shootout yesterday with four armed thugs who tried to rob a Brooklyn auto-body shop – blasting two of the suspects, authorities said.
The brave cop, Officer Anthony Pressly, 39, was shot in the shoulder during the gun battle, but was not seriously wounded, law-enforcement sources said.
“He’s a good guy, he’s going to be all right,” said one pal who joined about a dozen other concerned friends and relatives at Kings County Hospital last night.
The bloody skirmish began at around 8:30 p.m. inside the DSG Auto Repair on Albany Avenue near Atlantic Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
The thugs barged in and announced a robbery, ordering everyone in the crowded shop to lie on the ground.
Pressly, a 10-year veteran, pulled out his service revolver, identified himself as a cop and ordered the thugs to drop their weapons, sources said.
It wasn’t clear who fired first, but two robbers were left shot and two escaped.
Although initial reports said one of the thieves had died, a police spokesman said one was in critical condition at Interfaith Medical Center and another was in stable condition at Kings County.