2012-04-25 / Front Page

Cop Shoots Fleeing Gunman


A plainclothes cop last week shot an ex-con who pointed a loaded gun at him while trying to flee.
Cops had been searching for Tashan (Doughboy) Walker, 30, near his home on 222nd Street in Queens Village since eyewitnesses identified him as the gunman who shot a 29-year-old man on April 8, outside a nearby McDonald’s Restaurant, authorities said.
Walker shot the victim after the two men argued outside the restaurant located near Linden Boulevard, police said.
The undercover officers spotted Walker in a car parked outside his home at about 8:45 p.m. on April 20, police said.
When the cops approached the car, Walker bolted from the vehicle, pulled a silver .380-caliber Taurus semiautomatic handgun and pointed the weapon at one of the officers as he ran south on 222nd Street, police said.
One of the officers fired one round at Walker, striking him in the left torso, authorities said.
Walker was taken to North Shore University Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and listed in stable condition.
The undercover cops were taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center for treatment of trauma, authorities said.
Police recovered the suspect’s gun at the scene.

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