Crime and Incidents

Nationwide Manhunt Ends in Deadly Manhattan Shootout

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a bullet proof vest at the Bellevue Hospital Center worn by the NYPD detective who was shot earlier today along with two U.S. Marshals, by sex-assault suspect Charles Mozdir, 32, in the West Village, New York City, on Monday, July 28, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a bullet proof vest at the Bellevue Hospital Center worn by the NYPD detective who was shot earlier today along with two U.S. Marshals, by sex-assault suspect Charles Mozdir, 32, in the West Village, New York City, on Monday, July 28, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—The hunt took two years, covered two countries and three states, but on Monday the police finally got their man in New York City’s...




  • A fire department official places bunting under the police department sign at the Waldwick Public Safety Building in Waldwick, N.J. on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in memory of Police Officer Christopher Goodell, with Memorial Day wreaths already in place. Goodell, 32, was killed in his unmarked police car on the shoulder of Rt. 17 South when it was hit by a tractor-trailer earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Northjersey.com, Kevin R. Wexler)

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  • William Pena's common law wife Nancy Rodriguez (R) with lawyer Sanford Rubenstein outside the Supreme Court, New York, Monday, July 14, 2014. Rodriguez and Rubenstein strongly supported the Court's decision to uphold a felony murder charge against the man who allegedly drove a stolen truck into a bus driven by Rodriguez's long-term partner, killing him.(Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

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  • A police sketch of a suspect who assaulted an off-duty police officer. (NYPD)

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  • This undated photo provided by the New Jersey State Police shows Corey Pohan, of Bergenfield, N.J. Pohan, who was allegedly seen on cell phone video striking and seriously injuring a man in New York City on Tuesday, July 8, tried to escape from New York City detectives on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, who were transporting back to New York to face charges. Police say he was found hiding on the roof of a New Jersey Turnpike toll plaza and charged with criminal trespassing. Charges in New York were pending. (AP Photo/New Jersey State Police)

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  • A sign informing visitors what can be brought to Rikers Island jail in the Queens borough of New York, June 11, 2014. City lawmakers will call a special meeting to hear from correction officials how they plan to quell rising levels of violence in city jails, and their plan to effectively treat a growing mentally ill inmate population. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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  • The decommissioned USS Intrepid featured at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum was the site of a transformer malfunction that left three people injured, Manhattan, on July 8, 2014. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

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  • Emergency personnel from the New York City's fire and police departments work at the scene of a fire at public-housing high-rise building early Sunday, July 6, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A fire department spokesman says Lt. Gordon Ambelas (R) died at Woodhull Medical Center late Saturday night, July 5, after he was pulled from the building unconscious. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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  • A fire truck at the scene of a fire at public-housing high-rise early Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Brooklyn, New York. (John Minchillo/AP)

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  • The apartment building where the family of 2-year-old Ruhshona Kurbonova lives, in Brooklyn on Saturday, July 5, 2014. The toddler drowned in a lake in Prospect Park after wandering away from a family gathering on Saturday. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

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  • Firefighters comfort one another after bunting was hung in honor of Lt. Gordon Ambelas in New York, Sunday, July 6, 2014. The Fire Department of New York is mourning the death of Ambelas, who became trapped while looking for victims in a public-housing high-rise blaze, the first to die in the line of duty in more than two years. Ambelas died Saturday after suffering multiple injuries while on the 19th floor of the 21-story building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, officials said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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  • Leslie-Ann Robert Smith (R) sits outside of her Rockaway Parkway apartment building after lightning set it on fire overnight in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on July 4, 2014. (Brendon Fallon/Epoch Times)

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