Updated: Would-Be Mugger Puts Gun To Head Of Off-Duty Cop On 6th Avenue; Instead Gets Shot By Cop’s Cousin

Updated: Would-Be Mugger Puts Gun To Head Of Off-Duty Cop On 6th Avenue; Instead Gets Shot By Cop’s Cousin
6th Avenue and Flatbush
Intersection of 6th Avenue and Flatbush Avenue. (Photo by Donny Levit / Park Slope Stoop)

A would-be mugger was shot in an incident which involved an off-duty cop and his cousin, sources said.

The incident took place on Tuesday, August 16 at approximately 12:30am. Cops say off-duty officer Khaleef Allicott, 27, and his 25-year-old cousin, Travis Dominique were leaving Bleachers Sports Bar & Grill (240 Flatbush Avenue at 6th Avenue).

The Daily News reports Allicott and Dominique were accompanied by three women when leaving the bar.

Cops say two men — one who has been identified as 34-year-old Agusta Clay — approached the off-duty cop and his cousin near the intersection of 6th Avenue and Prospect Place.

prospect place and 6th Avenue
6th Avenue and Prospect Place. (Photo by Donny Levit / Park Slope Stoop)

One of the two would-be muggers held a gun to Allicott’s head, when his cousin took the cop’s pistol and fired the gun at least three times, the Daily News reported.

Cops say Dominique told the would-be muggers, “You are not going to disrespect my cousin like that.”

According to the New York Post, one of the would-be muggers attempted to steal a gold chain from the cop’s neck.

During the scuffle, Clay received a bullet wound in his right leg, and the other man ran off.

Cops say Clay arrived at New York Methodist Hospital (506 6th Street at 7th Avenue) at approximately 1:00am. He was treated for the wound and listed in stable condition.

Police say the investigation is highly preliminary, and they are unsure as to what — if any — charges the man will face. The New York Post reports Clay is on parole until 2021.

Allicott’s gun and holster were located by cops at the scene, including at least three bullet casings. The Daily News reports the officer’s gun was located in his car’s trunk. Allicott’s car smelled of marijuana, sources said.

Allicott — who currently works at the 71st Precinct in Crown Heights — has been with the NYPD since 2011.

Sources told the Daily News that Allicott could possibly face disciplinary charges because his gun was not secured. Dominique may be arrested, but has not at this time.

On Tuesday morning, the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association tweeted out a confirmation of the shooting, however they deleted the tweet roughly an hour later, DNAinfo reported.

The deleted tweet read: “An off duty police officer shot a male early this morning that was trying to rob him in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn.”

This story was updated on Wednesday, August 17 at 10:29am.


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