Members of Jewish Patrol Recovering After Shooting

Friday, September 03, 2010

Four members of an Orthodox Jewish volunteer patrol in Brooklyn are recovering after they were shot last night by a man in a car. The patrol members had confronted the driver, saying he had been acting suspiciously.

Police say the suspect was also wounded by a bullet he fired himself. He was seized by the volunteers, who were with the Shomrim Patrol, a community group that works with police in Brooklyn's Jewish neighborhoods.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the unnamed suspect has an "extensive" criminal record. Members of the Shomrim Patrol say the suspsect was spotted in the neighborhood earlier this week, leering at a group of young girls.


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Comments [2]

Sheldon Bunin from Jackson Heights, New York

Citizen's Patrols are not cops. Cameras, video, cell phones, and numbers should send the message. Shall every community confront suspicious looking strangers who are not committing a crime or appear about to do so? The risk of physical prseence in the streets is becoming target for real criminals without being able to shoot back. One off duty cop with 4 or 5 citizens changes the game if it becomes a known practice.

Sep. 06 2010 06:41 PM

This "UNAMED" suspect aparently needs to be put away for obvious reasons. Hey don't get me wrong, I drive by and see a gourp of good looking girls I'm gonna stare and my imagination will start running amuck but JESUS!!! There has to be an age break. The citizen patrol says young girls so that leads me to believe YOUNG girls. This sick #?*! needs a good #?* kicking. I say through him in a cell with a couple of lifers and let it slip on what he was doing. That might teach him a lesson. If he makes it out. Keep up the good work boys. Citizens like yourself are what every town needs.

Sep. 05 2010 10:38 AM

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