Off-Duty NYPD Cop Forced To Defend Himself Against Man in Wheelchair During House Party
BROOKLYN, NY — A police officer in New York had the unfortunate job of having to defend himself against a man in a wheelchair who blew up at him in the middle of a house party last week, the New York Post reports.
The man tried to warn the guy that he was a cop, but that didn’t matter — and what’s crazier, the reason the man was wheelchair-bound was because of another gunfight he was involved in.
Sometimes folks never learn.
According to the New York Post:
An off-duty NYPD cop shot and wounded a man in a wheelchair during a gunfight at a Brooklyn house party Sunday, police and relatives said.
Kwame Dottin, who has been wheelchair-bound since another shooting years ago, was arguing with the cop at the bash on East 43rd Street in East Flatbush at around 2:40 a.m. when he fired a shot at the officer from a revolver, according to police sources. The round missed, and the officer then fired back four times, hitting Dottin once in the left hip, the sources said… Dottin, 30, was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, where he’s in stable condition — and in police custody.
The off-duty officer, whose name was not released, was treated for tinnitus at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
At Dottin’s Troy Avenue home, a man who identified himself as Dottin’s father said that his son had been confined to a wheelchair since he was shot at another party years prior in a fight over a woman. He didn’t provide any further details. Police couldn’t confirm that Dottin had previously been the victim of a shooting, but sources said it wasn’t his first case of gunplay. In 2013, he was arrested for criminal possession of a disguised gun, according to police sources.
It was made clear that Dottin was warned he was attacking a police officer by his intended victim during the commotion. He kept plugging away.
I know some folks are just hot-headed, but that’s just writing your own death warrant.
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