Helps Nab Pair Near Bushwick Houses
More than a year after being shot in the head while on patrol near the Bushwick Houses, an NYPD sergeant helped collar two robbery suspects-one of whom was armed with a handgun-while on duty at the public housing complex last Tuesday, May 28, police reported.
Sgt. Kevin Brennan of the NYPD Intelligence Division and P.O. Michael Burbridge of the 90th Precinct Detective Squad picked up Joseph Roman, 17, of Humboldt Street in Brooklyn and Tyrrell Woods, 23, of Anderson Avenue in Staten Island shortly after the officers completed a walkthrough of 24 Humboldt St., one of the apartment houses in the complex.
Brennan was shot in the head at the Bushwick Houses on the night of Jan. 31, 2012 while pursuing a gunman who had fired shots in the vicinity of Moore Street and Bushwick Avenue. Doctors at Bellevue Hospital Center saved his life by removing the bullet which had been lodged in the base of his skull.
Following a lengthy recovery, Brennan-who had been assigned to the Brooklyn North Anti-Crime Unit-returned to the force and was assigned to the Intelligence Division.
Upon completing their walkthrough of the Humboldt Street building, police stated, Burbridge spotted Roman and Woods, whom he recognized as suspects wanted for a robbery within the confines of the 83rd Precinct on May 21.
Brennan and Burbridge report- edly stopped Roman and Woods and, following questioning, placed both men under arrest. In doing so, law enforcement sources said, Brennan found in Roman’s waistband a loaded Hi-Point 9mm handgun.
Both individuals were charged with criminal possession of a weapon as well as multiple counts of armed robbery, robbery, menacing, criminal possession of stolen property, grand larceny, harassment and petit larceny.
According to court records, Roman and Woods were arraigned in Kings County Criminal Court last Wednesday, May 29, and ordered held on $50,000 bond.