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Borough Park, NY - 2 Cops Shot On Subway In Brooklyn; Suspect Dead

Published on: January 3, 2013 08:03 PM
Last updated on: January 3, 2013 11:55 PM
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The Fort Hamilton Parkway N train station in Brooklyn Jan. 3, 2013.(Eli Wohl/VINnews.com)The Fort Hamilton Parkway N train station in Brooklyn Jan. 3, 2013.(Eli Wohl/VINnews.com)

Borough Park, NY - Two police officers were shot at the Fort Hamilton Parkway train station in Brooklyn.

Officer Lukasz Kozicki was shot in his legs and groin and Officer Michael Levay was shot was grazed and shot in the lower back of his bulletproof vest. One passenger was also grazed by a bullet on the subway.

“The doctors here at Lutheran have given both officers excellent care and I’m pleased to report that both are in stable condition,” Mayor Bloomberg said.

“The male stood up as if to comply with the officers and appeared to reach for his wallet. Instead, he pulled a 9mm Taurus handgun from his waistband and opened fire,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

The officers involved were shot by a man they wanted to question for illegally moving between trains. The officers returned fire, killing the suspect.

The suspect’s gun has been recovered.

Photo credit: Eli Wohl/VINnews.com


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 Jan 03, 2013 at 08:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Nebech

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 Jan 03, 2013 at 09:03 PM lollypop Says:

They are saying crime went down! I'm afraid they are lying!!

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 Jan 03, 2013 at 09:50 PM yaakov doe Says:

This shows that no neighborhood is immune to gun violence

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 Jan 03, 2013 at 10:31 PM Eli Says:

Reply to #2  
lollypop Says:

They are saying crime went down! I'm afraid they are lying!!

Crime going down doesn't mean there are never any crimes. A perfect world doesn't exist. Surely you're mature enough to realize that.

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 Jan 03, 2013 at 10:32 PM Anonymous Says:

Aren't guns illegal in NYC? This is because of gun control. Criminals will get guns no matter what the law is.

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 Jan 03, 2013 at 10:43 PM Facts1 Says:

Reply to #4  
Eli Says:

Crime going down doesn't mean there are never any crimes. A perfect world doesn't exist. Surely you're mature enough to realize that.

Unfortunately, it's happening way too often and closer to home. It's most likely cause they are lying and manipulating the statistics or that we are more aware of it because of the internet, I prefer to believe they are lying.

It's common knowledge that police very often refuse to write police reports even for obvious crimes.

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 Jan 03, 2013 at 11:28 PM IJK12 Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

Aren't guns illegal in NYC? This is because of gun control. Criminals will get guns no matter what the law is.

Great Point!! And because criminals will get guns one way or the other, Therefore normal civilized people have the right to own a weapon for self defense!

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 Jan 03, 2013 at 11:53 PM LionofZion Says:

You people are nuts. They are not lying. The fact that your friends were not the ones being killed in the Dinkins and Koch years does not mean that no one was dying. I know you all are in the Bais Medrash late at night. But if you were walking around Manhattan, you would see whole families of tourists walking around Times Square at midnight without a care in the world. Mayor Bloomberg and before him, Mayor Giuliani did an incredible job of making this city safe and comfortable for everyone. I know it is hard for you guys to look beyond the bike lanes, but if you are over 30 years old, you should have some memory of how rotten this city once was, and you should show some Hakoras Hatov.

On another note, how cool is the police bus?

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 12:25 AM sighber Says:

The city is supposed to be prepared for terrorism but acts like this prove otherwise.Why isn't the city taking a more proactive stand against terrorism in the subway system? There should be sniffing dogs or other security at every subway entrance. Buses also need more security measures.

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 12:31 AM charliehall Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

Aren't guns illegal in NYC? This is because of gun control. Criminals will get guns no matter what the law is.

No, but you do need a permit. I know numerous New Yorkers with firearms permits. Permits are issued by NYPD.

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 12:45 AM Anonymous Says:

Thank you to the NYPD for eliminating this gun toting behayma from our midst!

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 03:50 AM Facts1 Says:

Reply to #8  
LionofZion Says:

You people are nuts. They are not lying. The fact that your friends were not the ones being killed in the Dinkins and Koch years does not mean that no one was dying. I know you all are in the Bais Medrash late at night. But if you were walking around Manhattan, you would see whole families of tourists walking around Times Square at midnight without a care in the world. Mayor Bloomberg and before him, Mayor Giuliani did an incredible job of making this city safe and comfortable for everyone. I know it is hard for you guys to look beyond the bike lanes, but if you are over 30 years old, you should have some memory of how rotten this city once was, and you should show some Hakoras Hatov.

On another note, how cool is the police bus?

The fact that these things are happening closer to home and more often, most likely means that things are getting worse. The city is returning to its old days.

No, it's not just bike lanes, its tax lane, where every single city function has doubled it's fees, with little to show for it.

How have things changed for the better since Giuliani left that would justify these hikes. I'll take 311, you take the huge bureaucracy, the encroachment of personal freedoms, like the right to eat, smoke, drive, renovate without a trillion licenses and permits and have a food store without having to deal with these grades. I know some people enjoy this nanny style government and even if I once got food poisoning eating in restaurant, but there are reasonable ways of doing it without having Bloombers in your face.

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 05:13 AM Shlomo-1 Says:

Reply to #6  
Facts1 Says:

Unfortunately, it's happening way too often and closer to home. It's most likely cause they are lying and manipulating the statistics or that we are more aware of it because of the internet, I prefer to believe they are lying.

It's common knowledge that police very often refuse to write police reports even for obvious crimes.

While some reports can be manipulated, it's hard to cover up shootings and murder. It's "common knowledge" that homicides are down to a third, maybe even a quarter, of what they were.

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 06:57 AM Ex-subway rider Says:

Not too long ago, it was legal to move from one subway car to another, as the doors would open between cars. If there is a psycho in one car, and there is a great distance between stations, passengers had the option of moving away from a bad area, into another car. Now, they are trapped in a specific car, which they cannot readily extract themselves from.

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 07:50 AM cool masmid Says:

Reply to #2  
lollypop Says:

They are saying crime went down! I'm afraid they are lying!!

Crime went down.... they mean 'down' as in underground in the subway system. Look how many crimes took place in the subway in the last month alone. There were 2 shoving deaths alone.

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 08:04 AM yaakov doe Says:

Reply to #7  
IJK12 Says:

Great Point!! And because criminals will get guns one way or the other, Therefore normal civilized people have the right to own a weapon for self defense!

Can you imagine the result when a dozen "civilized people" pull their guns on the subway and begin firing at a bad guy? Or a teacher firing shots in a school?

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 08:53 AM clear-thinker Says:

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yaakov doe Says:

Can you imagine the result when a dozen "civilized people" pull their guns on the subway and begin firing at a bad guy? Or a teacher firing shots in a school?

Obviously not a problem. The legal gun owners will all be dead shots who will only shoot what they aim at. There will be no missed shots nor ricochets hurting anyone. Weapons fired by people who believe in the second amendment (or atleast their understanding of it) only hit miscreants. Crime will no longer exist. How do I know this? I read the comments on VIN.

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 09:09 AM ayinglefunadorf Says:

Reply to #16  
yaakov doe Says:

Can you imagine the result when a dozen "civilized people" pull their guns on the subway and begin firing at a bad guy? Or a teacher firing shots in a school?

"Can you imagine civilized people with legal guns on subway, or on PURIM opening the door and kill a kid dressed like a LION, legaly self defense Right. Count a couple of hundred Yidische kinder Chas vesalom dead on PURIM.

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 09:14 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
IJK12 Says:

Great Point!! And because criminals will get guns one way or the other, Therefore normal civilized people have the right to own a weapon for self defense!

Criminals will get guns, therefore normal civilized people have the right to own a weapon. Make sure on Purim nobody will be dressed like a Animal, Pirate, Arab etc and pass by my neigborhoud since normal civilized people have their right to defend themselfs from Pirates, roaming wild animals etc with machine guns... Specially when had a drink or two..

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 09:27 AM J-R-S Says:

Reply to #4  
Eli Says:

Crime going down doesn't mean there are never any crimes. A perfect world doesn't exist. Surely you're mature enough to realize that.

well said.
Unfortunately, many people among us are completely unaware of the concept of anecdotal evidence, as opposed to statistical evidence. These are the folks who swear they've experienced global warming because just last week they went out without a coat, even though it was late December. Or the economy has improved, because their cousin got a job yesterday.

And this is just one of the many impressive results of a community in which almost no one reads anything, unless it's a heimishe book or newspaper. Or a fashion magazine.

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 09:30 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
LionofZion Says:

You people are nuts. They are not lying. The fact that your friends were not the ones being killed in the Dinkins and Koch years does not mean that no one was dying. I know you all are in the Bais Medrash late at night. But if you were walking around Manhattan, you would see whole families of tourists walking around Times Square at midnight without a care in the world. Mayor Bloomberg and before him, Mayor Giuliani did an incredible job of making this city safe and comfortable for everyone. I know it is hard for you guys to look beyond the bike lanes, but if you are over 30 years old, you should have some memory of how rotten this city once was, and you should show some Hakoras Hatov.

On another note, how cool is the police bus?

good points. The changes really are amazing.

Manhattan actually used to have a rep as a "very dangerous place"; it's almost unimaginable now.

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 10:50 AM IJK12 Says:

Reply to #16  
yaakov doe Says:

Can you imagine the result when a dozen "civilized people" pull their guns on the subway and begin firing at a bad guy? Or a teacher firing shots in a school?

First of all, "Civilized" people with a valid license are not likely to pull out a gun ALL or even two people at once, i mean lets not go overboard here.

#2 A person with a licence goes through training & a BAD guy does not go through training, Oh ye! maybe he does but for no good use!

#3 To thwart off a BAD guy doesn't always mean you got to fire, you can try to threaten first and scare off.

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 10:55 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #19  
Anonymous Says:

Criminals will get guns, therefore normal civilized people have the right to own a weapon. Make sure on Purim nobody will be dressed like a Animal, Pirate, Arab etc and pass by my neigborhoud since normal civilized people have their right to defend themselfs from Pirates, roaming wild animals etc with machine guns... Specially when had a drink or two..

I think you got drunk a bit too early because not a single word you wrote makes sense & totally off topic

My mother taught me: If you don't have anything nice or smart to say, KEEP QUIET

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 Jan 04, 2013 at 04:12 PM ayinglefunadorf Says:

Reply to #23  
Anonymous Says:

I think you got drunk a bit too early because not a single word you wrote makes sense & totally off topic

My mother taught me: If you don't have anything nice or smart to say, KEEP QUIET

"Not a single world you wrote makes sense" Let me explain it better. On Purim in the orthodox Jewish neigborhoods like Brooklyn, Lakewood,Monsey, Miami beach etc , some adults put on costumes. Some are dressed like animals, some like cowboys etc. Legal gun owner seeing a wild animal on his property has all right to kill him. Right?

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 Jan 05, 2013 at 08:46 PM awacs Says:

Reply to #10  
charliehall Says:

No, but you do need a permit. I know numerous New Yorkers with firearms permits. Permits are issued by NYPD.

Yes, but you can't GET a permit, unless you are rich and/or politically connected. Ordinary people, unless they can document carrying around lots of cash, have NO chance.

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