Gravesend: Thug Takes Aim At Cops, Gun Jams

Daily News is reporting a weekend almost-shootout in Gravesend’s Marlboro Houses, in which a man was arrested and charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and unlawful wearing of a bulletproof vest.

The suspect, Angel Rivera, attempted to shoot at pursuing police officers while his mother reportedly screamed, “Shoot the cop! Shoot the cop!” His gun jammed and he, his mother, his sister and some friends were arrested, proving mother doesn’t always know best.

So, how do those luxury condos across the street look now?

Daily News reports:

A gun-toting thug wearing a bulletproof vest tried to shoot at two cops in a Brooklyn housing project, but his gun jammed, police said Sunday.
The officers were on patrol in the Marlboro Houses in Gravesend when they encountered Angel Rivera, 25, and two pals drinking alcohol in a stairwell about 2:30 a.m.
When the officers attempted to question the trio, Rivera bolted, prompting a brief chase.
As the fleeing Rivera neared his fourth-floor apartment, he tried to fire his 9-mm. pistol at the cops, but the gun jammed and its magazine fell out, police said.
The cops struggled with Rivera for control of the weapon while, according to authorities, Rivera’s mother, Rosa, 43, yelled: “Shoot the cop! Shoot the cop!”
The cops wrested the gun from Rivera, who has a lengthy criminal record. He was charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful wearing of a bulletproof vest.
Rivera’s mother and his sister Rosangela Rivera, 18, were arrested for obstructing governmental justice for interfering in the arrest, police said. Rosangela Rivera, her brother’s drinking buddies and her pals were booked for tampering with physical evidence for allegedly tossing the gun’s magazine into a garbage chute, police said.


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