A $10,000 cash reward is being offered by the citizens organization COP SHOT for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who shot an NYPD officer in the leg.
NYPD chief spokesman Paul Browne says Officer Jamil Sarwar was in the Cypress Hills housing development in the East New York section of Brooklyn shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday when he was wounded in the right leg.
The officer was on foot patrol at the time of the incident.
Sarwar remained in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital on Friday.
"We are fortunate that we have not had a fatal shooting since Detective Peter Figoski was killed in December 2011 in the same East New York neighborhood," said Bloomberg.
Browne says the shot appears to have originated from one of the buildings in the development, possibly from a rooftop.
He says it's unclear if the officer was targeted or if the shot was random.
Police were questioning to people in connection with the shooting.
Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact COP SHOT at it's 24-hour hotline, 1-800-COP-SHOT.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has appointed Anthony Shorris as his first deputy mayor. Shorris is a former executive director at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He now works at New York University. The first deputy mayor is traditionally the mayor's right hand, in charge of running the city's day-to-day operations.
The Post Office might have been closed on Thanksgiving but important deliveries were still being made.Carolyn Martinez spent Thanksgiving carrying meals to elderly residents on the Lower East Side for people who were unable to leave their homes because they're too ill or too frail or possibly unable to cook. It's part of the city's Meals On Wheels program ensuring no senior is without a meal this holiday, especially those who are shut in.