A youngster was arrested Friday in reference to the brutal mugging of an off-duty NYPD cop in the Bronx earlier in the week, police stated.
The 18-year-old suspect was charged with gang assault and robbery over Tuesday’s assault on Officer Muhammed Chowdhury, who was jumped by three males as he was jogging close to his Fort Hill house, police and sources stated.
Police had been nonetheless looking for two different suspects in the assault, which is an element of a citywide robbery sample in the Bronx and Queens courting again to Aug. 1.
Chowdhury, 48, suffered a fractured cranium and bleeding on the mind in the mugging in which the suspects made off along with his mobile phone, keys and pockets, in accordance with his members of the family and police.
The 18-year-old veteran of the division, who’s assigned to the Central Park precinct, emerged from a coma Wednesday, however remained in crucial situation at Jacobi Medical Middle, officers stated.
Chowdhury is a married father of three. His spouse Nadira Sherin had pleaded with police brass and metropolis leaders to “take this [case] critically” by arresting the suspects and never letting them out on bail.
“You can’t let these males out the identical day that they’re arrested,” Sherin instructed The Put up Wednesday, referring to New York’s lenient bail reform regulation.
“Punish them,” she added. “In the event that they launch them the identical day, that isn’t justice for my husband.”