NYPD Officer Shot at the Seward Park Houses on the Lower East Side

News vans gathered near the Seward Park complex
News vans gathered near the Seward Park complex via A Great Big City on Flickr
News vans gathered near the Seward Park complex COP-SHOT poster and Seward Park Management Office sign NYPD Hostage Negotiation Unit parked near Seward Park Police sketch of the Seward Park Houses shooting suspect NYPD vehicles line the streets outside Seward Park Houses NYPD officers stationed at the Seward Park Houses COP-SHOT reward poster
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The NYPD stands guard on the morning after NYPD Officer Brian Groves was shot in the Lower East Side’s Seward Park Housing Complex.

In the early hours of Thursday, July 5th, NYPD officers responded to the Seward Park Houses on reports of disorderly individuals and drug dealing in the hallways of the building. At the 22nd floor stairwell, police encountered a suspect holding a revolver, and after running down between the 18th and 19th floors, he turned and fired, hitting Officer Groves in his Kevlar bullet-resistant vest.

There was a heavy police presence at the housing complex on Thursday afternoon, and posters were hanging from city lightpoles asking for the public’s help in apprehending the suspect.

The suspect is still at large, and a $10,000 reward is being offered to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest of the shooter. Police have provided a sketch of the suspect and the public should contact 1-800-577-TIPS or 1-800-COP-SHOT with any info about the shooting.

Read more about the incident from DNAinfo and the NY Post.

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