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Wounded Cop Drills 2 Suspects in Shootout

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.

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  • Lu_lu_max50

    LALLAIN

    about 3 years ago

    106 Comments

    Great Job!!!

  • Esu_patch_max50

    esu

    about 3 years ago

    498 Comments

    The reporter who wrote the story is a pro cop guy from the NY Post, not to say he wouldnt do an anti cop story but he generally is very supportive, probably explains the story title.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    excellent

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Have a relative who was thrown into similar situation, armed robbery of the quick-stop type grocery he was in when thieves hit. He was shot himself multiple times but the thieves that survived (not all did) his defense/offense were later apprehended. He refused to die and kept track of their release dates from prison, too...love it when the right side wins.

  • 2008_masonic_coin_max50

    skanea1

    about 3 years ago

    958 Comments

    Thank you God that the cops survived.

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    bosn57

    about 3 years ago

    62 Comments

    Cops 2
    Bad Guys 0

    Nice job

  • Jerry_max50

    jworrell

    about 3 years ago

    66 Comments

    Always remember, fellow officers, what Officer Anthony Pressly has demonstrated to us: "Shot Ain't Dead."
    Stay in the fight and don't stop fighting until you enemies are stopped. Great job, Officer Pressly.

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    RnG78

    about 3 years ago

    104 Comments

    Job well done

  • Rafngreenblack_max50

    MH557

    about 3 years ago

    194 Comments

    I am beyond impressed with the way this article is written! "Wounded cop drills 2 suspects"!! What a great headline! And to actgually refer to the officer as "heroic", and the perps as "thugs"? That is incredible in today's media! Well done to the officer(s) involved, and bravo to the reporter who covered the story!

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    EOD300

    about 3 years ago

    2278 Comments

    Great job, Brother, Speedy recovery and hope they catch this two POS soon

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    silversgt

    about 3 years ago

    30 Comments

    speedy recovery to the officer as there are two less thieves in this world as well

  • Wolf_001_max50

    Rogue1

    about 3 years ago

    466 Comments

    Thanks ESU and bump Halefo5. They are both hero's . I can't beleive they were even thinking about charging
    the School Safety Agent. He may well have saved Officer Pressleys life as well as others.

  • Marvin_max50

    lajustice

    about 3 years ago

    1178 Comments

    Awesome job Ofc. Pressley, glad to hear you'll be ok. These thugs out here are getting more and more brazen, they use to drop and run when the police confronted them , and i know not always. In my jurisdiction it's getting where they are quick to stand and shoot then flee. Everybody stay viligant and safe out there.

  • Thumb_skulls_20_16__max50

    maverick823

    about 3 years ago

    766 Comments

    Booyah! Way to go Brother..speedy recovery!

  • Me__mr

    cgingo

    about 3 years ago

    21874 Comments

    Great job Officer Pressley. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Also hope they catch the other two in short order.

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