Last night, an off-duty NYPD officer was shot with his own gun while attempting to break up a fight in Jamaica, Queens. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. when an 11-year-old boy darted out of his home screaming “He’s trying to kill my mother." Officer Joseph Koch, who was enjoying a Father's Day barbecue with his family, immediately rushed to the scene and identified himself as a police officer. Inside, 34-year-old Chrissy Rodriguez was being attacked by 40-year-old boyfriend Jose Bernazard.
According to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, Bernazard rushed Koch, 29, and a struggle for the weapon ensued. Three shots were fired—one struck Koch in the hand and another went through Bernazard's stomach. They were taken along with Rodriguez to Jamaica Hospital for treatment; as of yesterday night, Bernazard had not been arrested or charged.
[via New York Daily News]