Bloomberg: NYPD Officer Shot Will Leave Hospital Soon

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says an NYPD sergeant who was shot this week should be out of the hospital in a couple of days.

Sgt. Craig Bier was shot in both legs Wednesday night while working with an anti-gang unit in the Jamaica section of Queens.

The 15-year veteran is in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

Bloomberg spoke on his weekly WOR Radio show.

He said one bullet went in and out of Bier's leg. A bullet was lodged in his other leg.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly identified the suspected assailant Thursday as 24-year-old John Thomas of Queens. He remains at large.

Kelly said a Ruger 9 mm pistol was recovered behind a building on 107th Avenue, not far from where Bier was shot.