Officer Ivan Marcano: Off-duty cop shot trying to stop robbery, kills suspect (VIDEO)

NYPD Officer Ivan Marcano

An off-duty NYPD officer is in stable condition after he was shot in the chest by a robbery suspect, but still managed to return fire, striking and killing one of his attackers.

According to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Officer Ivan Marcano was a passenger in a car his girlfriend was driving at about 6:30 Wednesday night, when the couple encountered two men robbing a third man on Harrison Ave. in the Bronx.

Marcano told his girlfriend to call 9-11 before getting out of the car, showing his badge and gun and identifying himself as a police officer. A suspect immediately fired a shot, striking Marcano in the chest, before fleeing.

Marcano then got back into the car and his girlfriend began driving him to the hospital, Kelly said. As she approached a red light where a white Mustang was stopped, she honked the horn. The Mustang lurched forward, hitting a black livery cab. That’s when three suspects from the shooting got out of the Mustang.

Marcano got out of the car and took cover behind another car, while pressing his hand to his chest wound. He yelled at passersby to “get down” before using just one hand to fire a round in the suspects’ direction. He hit one suspect in the head, killing him, Kelly said.

The other suspects fled to Burnside Avenue, where Marcano chased them. There, he encountered an ambulance that happened to be parked on Burnside Ave. near Harrison Ave. The paramedics took him to Bronx Lebanon Hospital, where doctors determined the bullet had just narrowly missed his heart. Marcano is expected to recover.

“Officer Marcano joined the police department back in 2007 and he is assigned to Transit District 12,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. “Let me say that this is another case of guns in the wrong hands ending in violence.”

Bloomberg added, “Police Officer Marcano was protecting our city and putting his life on the line, even when he was off-duty. And it’s the work of officers like him that have pushed the number of shootings this year down and has us on pace for an all-time record low in murders this year.”

Marcano is the 12th NYPD officer shot this year.

A 380-caliber semiautomatic handgun was recovered at the scene. (Photo via NYPD)



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to…

By Piya Sinha-RoyLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marvel Entertainment's chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from adding…

National

Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another

Islamic State insurgents released a video purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago.

Local

VIDEO: NYPD seeks shooter in East New York…

Cops are on the lookout for an unknown shooter who aimed and missed hitting a man on a bicycle, instead nearly striking a nearby officer in East New York.

Local

NYS state forces thrift shops comply with ban…

Nine New York City thrift shops were reprimanded by the state attorney general for selling children's clothes with drawstrings around the neck and waist.

Television

'Pretty Little Liars' recap: Season 5, Episode 11,…

Caleb's not a ghost. Spencer might still be an attempted murderer. And Hanna's going to die next week. In other words, we actually got some…

Movies

At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to…

Marvel Entertainment's Stan Lee is adding outposts to his creative empire to interest a new generation of children in super heroes of all shapes and sizes.

Television

Mira Sorvino explores immortality on 'Intruders'

Mira Sorvino's new show "Intruders" centers around a secret society that achieves immortality by taking over the bodies of other people.

Television

5 things you need to know about new…

"Doctor Who" returns Saturday with a new star, Peter Capaldi. Here's some things to know about him (mainly his turn as sweary spin doctor Malcolm Tucker).

MLB

Shane Greene travels unlikely road to Yankees stardom

Shane Greene was throwing a bullpen session on a quiet field at Daytona Beach Community College one day when the ball started moving.

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL tight ends (TE)

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: Angels supplant A's, Nationals climb

MLB Power Rankings: Angels supplant A's, Nationals climb

NFL

David Wilson returns to triple jump, sets sights…

Giants fans know David Wilson can jump. They are just more used to seeing him go for backflips, not distance.

Style

11 timeless gifts for registries or just because

Gifts to prove you're a style maven once and for all.

Parenting

How everyday moments can inspire kids' creativity

"The Artist's Way for Parents" author Julia Cameron gives advice on how parents and children can be creative together.

Tech

How to stay safe online

Stop worrying about keeping your online passwords safe, and start worrying about keeping your username a secret. Actually, worry about both. According to Shaun Murphy…

Tech

OpenTable now lets you pay your bill via…

The restaurant app OpenTable added the ability to pay your bill (and tip) with your phone, thus cutting back on a few dining annoyances.