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Off-duty cop kills man in botched Craigslist robbery

The NYPD officer arranged a meeting in Queens to see a car he believed was for sale.

A photo of the alleged robber's weapon.NYPD

An off-duty NYPD officer shot and killed a man during a Craigslist robbery gone awry.

The police officer arranged to meet a seller on 145thAvenue in Springfield Gardens, Queens, to inquire about a white BMW listed for sale on Craigslist, Pix 11 reported, adding that two men arrived and showed the officer the car before one man allegedly pulled a gun on the officer.The suspects then took the officer's wallet, cops said.

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In response, the officer pulled his own gun and fired several rounds, hitting the robber with the pistol in thetorso and leg,police said.

The wounded suspect, identified as 30-year-oldDevonHolder of Brooklyn,was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he died, police said, who added that his accomplice fled in the white BMW and remained at large.

“[The officer] was standing there with a gun in his hand, pointing it at the body,” a 20-year-old witness told the Daily News. “It’s a good thing. [The officer] could have been the guy on the floor.”

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Cops found the suspect's black air pistol at the scene, police said.

 

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