A New York City police officer who was shot on Tuesday morning, January 17, was released from a Bronx hospital later the same day, video shows.
According to police, Officer Paul Lee of the NYPD’s 48th Precinct was shot in the arm while patrolling the East Tremont section of the Bronx near East 183rd Street and Prospect Avenue. A suspect fired six times into the windshield of the patrol car, hitting the officer sitting in the passenger seat, police said.
Footage posted to Twitter by the NYPD shows Lee leaving St Barnabas Hospital on Tuesday afternoon “to the cheers and applause from his brothers & sisters in blue,” the department said.
“We wish him the very best as he recovers.”
“It clearly emphasizes too many young people have too many guns in their hands,” Mayor Eric Adams said at a press briefing on Tuesday morning. “Our job is to create a pathway to stop that and to remove these guns off our streets.”
Lee has been with the NYPD for three years, police said. Credit: NYPD News via Storyful