LOWER EAST SIDE (WPIX)—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.
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.