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NYPD asks for help identifying suspect in shooting on off-duty NYPD lieutenant outside Queens club

NYPD asks for help identifying suspect in shooting on off-duty NYPD lieutenant outside Queens club.

WOODSIDE, Queens – Police have already arrested and charged a man, but on Tuesday the NYPD asked for help identifying another suspect in the shooting of an off-duty NYPD lieutenant.

The 44-year-old lieutenant was walking to his car parked across the street from Club LaBoom on December 16 when he encountered armed suspects, all wearing full ski masks, who police believe were trying to steal from him, possibly from his jewels. according to New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.

The dispute escalated and ended with the officer and another man suffering gunshot wounds, authorities said. The officer suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, right leg and right wrist, as well as a scratch to the head. The other man, whom police have not yet publicly identified, suffered a gunshot wound to the torso.

Several men who had been there with the suspect fled the area.

The suspect later died at a hospital.

Police arrested Cristian Cruz, 19, in the incident on charges of robbery, assault, grand larceny, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property.

NYPD has asked for help identifying the man pictured above in connection with the deadly shooting.

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