A New York City man who shot a cop twice in the back on Christmas Eve said he is 'sorry' and wished it 'never happened'
FILE: Dermot Shea, the New York Police Commissioner, here in November 2019. AP Photo / Richard Drew
A New York City man accused of shooting twice in the back of a New York police officer said he was "sorry" for shooting him, the New York Post reported.
The shooting healed around 9 p.m. on December 24 - Christmas Eve, according to the report.
Prosecutors said the defendant William Moss only believed his girlfriend was present when he fired his gun, which was salvaged by the NYPD.
The officer, 27-year-old Connor Boalick, was fine as his bulletproof vest prevented the bullets from entering his body.
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William Moss, the New York City man accused of shooting twice in the back of a New York Police officer on Christmas Eve, apologized to the officer he shot Friday.
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"I'm sorry, officer," Moss from Brooklyn, New York told 27-year-old Connor Boalick of the New York Police Department through the New York Post, adding, "I wish it never happened."
Moss faces multiple charges, including attempted murder and assault, according to the New York Post report. Moss, who is 20 years old, fired the shots in the officer’s back while receiving a statement from Moss’s girlfriend, according to the report.
The incident occurred around 9 p.m. on Thursday it said in the report.
Due to the officer's bulletproof vest, the report said the gunshots did not penetrate the officer's skin. At a news conference on Friday, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Boalick was expected to be fine. According to the Post's report, he was later released from the hospital.
One of the two bullets fired entered Boalick's vest but did not enter his skin, Shea said, according to Fox News. According to the New York Post, Moss told prosecutors he believed only his girlfriend was present when he fired his gun in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood on Christmas Eve
According to Fox News, Shea said a woman called 911 and complained that her daughter's boyfriend threatened to shoot her home. When the police arrived and spoke to the applicants, they were "ambushed," he said.
According to the Fox News report, two other local officials returned fire and fired at least seven shots. According to the report, officers arrested Moss two blocks away.
New York Police Department on Friday shared a photo of the weapon used in the shooting - a pink pistol.
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