NYPD Officer Shot In Chest, Gunman Still On The Loose
Police officers surrounded the Seward Houses apartment complex at 64 Essex Street after a man shot a cop in the chest just before 4 a.m. Thursday.

Officer Brian Groves, 30, was wearing a bullet proof vest and is said to be in stable condition after getting transported to Bellview Hospital. He is expected to be released Friday.

Authorities have since released a sketch of the suspect who is described as a black man in his 20s, about 5'9" with a skinny build. He was last seen wearing long red basketball shorts. He used a silver revolver, long barrel gun and is believed to have shot the cop three times.

Anyone with any information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. Tipsters can also submit information at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting CRIMES (274637) then entering TIP577.

A $10,000 reward is also being offered by the citizens group COP SHOT for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this suspect. Tipsters can also call their hotline 1-800-COP-SHOT.

"Money on the street talks. We are hopeful that a concerned citizen comes forward with information," said COP SHOT Director of Operations John Provetto in a statement.

All calls to both CrimeStoppers and COP SHOT are confidential.