NYPD: Gun Used In Staten Island Shooting Was Stolen From Officer

WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 19, 2019 - 7:04 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The gun used to shoot an NYPD officer during a standoff in Staten Island on Tuesday was stolen from a police supervisor years ago, the department said.

Chief Kevin Maloney, with the Force Investigation Division, said Thursday that the gun was stolen over four years ago.

“It was assigned to a police officer, reported stolen out of his vehicle back in 2015,” he told reporters.

Gregory Edwards fired the gun as he was being arrested for domestic violence.

At least one bullet struck Officer Vanesa Medina through her hand during the standoff. Other officers returned fire and Edwards was killed.

Medina was released from the hospital yesterday.