More details surface regarding the Maspeth burglary in which the suspect took a bullet in the groin

Police on the scene Monday afternoon after officers shot a suspected burglar in Maspeth.
Photo: Josef Pinlac/QNS


After a wild afternoon in Maspeth, more details are now clear as to what happened during an attempted burglary on Monday afternoon.

According to police, officers from the 104th Precinct responded to a 911 call of a burglary-in-progress in the first floor apartment at 55-38 66th St. at approximately 1:30 p.m. when the resident of the apartment noticed the burglar in her home on a nanny cam.

The female caller met uniformed officers outside of the apartment and let them in, police said. Inside the apartment, cops found 37-year-old Felix Perez — who has an extensive history of burglaries — hiding out in a back room.

A struggle then ensued and an officer discharged one round from his service weapon, striking Perez in the groin, police reported. Perez then fled the building on foot before being tracked down about a block away and apprehended by cops.

Perez was transported to Booth Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition with single gunshot to the groin area.

Perez has now been arrested by cops and has been charged with burglary, criminal possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.

Regarding the woman who was originally reported as being shot in the head, police said the 36-year-old was found by cops approximately three-quarters of a block away from the incident, lying in a private driveway near her residence. She was transported to Elmhurst Hospital with a laceration to her head and is listed in stable condition.

According to the police, after a brief surgical procedure, doctors removed an object from under her scalp, which preliminary inspection indicates that it appears to be short piece of wire cable.

The female victim is being interviewed by detectives in an effort to determine how she sustained her injury.

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