NYC man hid gun in teddy bear after shooting cop: prosecutors

NYC man hid gun in teddy bear after shooting cop: prosecutors

The ex-con who allegedly opened fireplace at an off-duty cop after an Higher Manhattan crash this week later stashed the gun inside a teddy bear in a baby’s crib, based on federal prosecutors. 

The male officer was driving to work round 6:30 a.m. Wednesday – crossing the Macombs Dam Bridge from the Bronx into Manhattan – when Jamar Baker, 26, slammed his Ford SUV into the cop’s non-public car a number of instances, based on federal prosecutors in Manhattan. 

Baker then pulled his automobile up subsequent to the cop’s automobile, spit at him and hurled an unspecified slur, based on a felony criticism. 

As each motorists saved driving, Baker allegedly fired a gun on the officer, placing the entrance bumper and tire of his automobile at West a hundred and fifty fifth Avenue and Edgecombe Avenue, the criticism stated. 

The cop was not harm and didn’t return fireplace, police stated.

Police later recovered two .380-caliber shell casings from the street, the criticism stated. 

Baker drove off within the SUV, with New Jersey plates, however was later picked up in Brooklyn, authorities stated. 

Legislation enforcement recognized his automobile utilizing license plate reader pictures, based on the federal criticism.

Officers then searched an condo the place Baker went instantly after the capturing – and located a pistol stuffed inside a teddy bear in a baby’s crib, the court docket doc stated. 

The weapon matched the caliber of the shell casings discovered on the scene, the criticism alleged. 

Baker, of the Bronx, appeared earlier than federal Justice of the Peace Choose Barbara C. Moses Thursday. 

He was charged with one depend of possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony, and one depend of possessing ammunition after having been convicted of a felony, based on prosecutors. 

Every depend carries a most sentence of 10 years behind bars. 

On the time of the capturing, Baker was on federal supervised launch in reference to a 2014 theft conspiracy conviction, for which he served about 5 years in jail, prosecutors stated. 

 “For no obvious motive, Jamar Baker allegedly determined to choose a combat with an harmless driver heading to work,” U.S. Lawyer Damian Williams stated in a press release.

“Little did he know, the sufferer we allege he harassed and shot at is an NYPD officer who was on his method to the precinct to start his shift.  The random assault and mindless felony habits not solely put the officer at risk, however we additionally allege Mr. Baker hid the weapon inside a baby’s toy, and put it again within the youngster’s crib. Mr. Baker will now face federal justice for his reckless actions.”   

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell stated that “gun violence impacts all New Yorkers – together with NYPD cops, each on and off obligation.”

“The NYPD and our legislation enforcement companions on the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the Southern District of New York vow to make use of each useful resource accessible to make sure that criminals are all the time held totally accountable for his or her reckless actions,” the highest cop stated.

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