Burglary suspect shot by cop in Maspeth: NYPD

By Patrick Donachie

A woman who was inside her home in Maspeth on 66th Street near 55th Avenue about 1:30 p.m. Monday saw on a security camera that someone was burglarizing her home and called 911, the NYPD said.

Police responded and she met them outside the house, officers told a news conference.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said the preliminary investigation indicated the suspect charged an officer during a struggle in the house. The officer shot the man in the groin.

The suspect ran of out of the home, but police caught him down the block.

Boyce did not identify the suspect but said he was a 38-year-old Hispanic man who has six prior burglary convictions and is suspected in seven burglaries in Maspeth. He was hospitalized.

The officer, whose name was not released, is a 10-year veteran of the police force and is assigned to the 104th Precinct, which covers Maspeth.

In an incident that may have been unrelated, police found a woman down the block with a laceration to the head. She was taken to the hospital, where doctors found a piece of cable in her head. Other pieces of cable were scattered around her yard.

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