Police Shoot Suspect’s Father In Bronx

Published on January 23, 2011, 3:53 pm
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Police accidently shot an elderly man during a drug raid in the Bronx on Saturday.

It happened as a warrant was being served in an apartment on Evergreen Avenue in Soundview.

Police say officers were looking to arrest 41-year-old Alberto Colon when the weapon of Officer Andrew McCormack weapon accidently fired and struck Colon’s 76-year-old father in the stomach.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly visited the shot man in the hospital, where he was listed on Saturday in stable condition.

Police said a quantity of heroin was found in the apartment.

Sources said McCormack’s father was also a policeman who died in the line of duty in 1983.

McCormack has been on the force for 11 years.

By Saturday evening, Alberto Colon was in police custody awaiting charges.

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