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
Local

NYPD: Suspect fleeing traffic stop shot by cop…

The NYPD said an officer temporarily reassigned for the Summer All Out program shot a suspect who slammed into two NYPD cars and hit a cop in Brooklyn.

Local

De Blasio and first family will travel to…

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City's first family will travel to Italy later this month for a summer vacation.

Local

TIPS: How to take great photos during 'Manhattanhenge'

Grab your camera and make the perfect picture this Saturday.

National

Seinfeld emoji cound be available next week

Get your puffy shirts and your marble rye ready, America. Seinfeld emoji could become available as early as next week.

Gossip

PHOTOS: Topless Cara Delevingne advocates for 'Free the…

Supermodel Cara Delevingne is never one to shy away from the gaze of social media. Yesterday, she chose to advocate for the 'Free the Nipple' campaign via Instagram, where she…

Gossip

PHOTOS: Axelle Despiegelaere AKA "most beautiful" fan gets…

Axelle Despiegelaere, the "most beautiful" soccer supporter of this year's World Cup, was fired by L'Oreal for a hunting photo on her Facebook account.

Television

Final season of 'Glee' will be only 13…

The final season of "Glee" will officially be only 13 episodes, instead of the usual 22.

Entertainment

Complex characters, juicy scripts boost Netflix's Emmy nominations

The unconventional approach to TV at Netflix netted 31 Emmy nominations, a major achievement after plunging into original programing just last year.

NBA

GIF: LeBron James returns to Cleveland so deal…

To anyone out there who is upset about his decision, this .GIF is for you. Enjoy.

World Cup

A game of two popes: Vatican plays down…

By Philip PullellaVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry…

NFL

Which Jets player has the best odds at…

Metro New York asked Bovada.LV to rank the top three contenders for the NFL MVP on the Jets.

World Cup

Argentina prevails in penalties, advances to final

The drama never seems to subside as the World Cup finally has its final two.

Wellbeing

Fart gas might prevent cancer

You might not like the smell, but fart gas might help prevent cancer.

Tech

Mesh sheds light on top 10 dating deal…

What are New Yorkers' top 10 dating deal breakers? Find out here.

Wellbeing

This Week in Health: Sexual headaches can be…

Sexual headaches: an under-discussed health issue Location: U.S. Results: If getting frisky brings on a headache, you’re not alone. Headaches associated with sexual activity represent a…

Food

Head to FiDi for free Chia Pods from…

They may have been last summer's darlings, but chia seeds have definitely not gone out of style. A great source of omega-3 fatty acids, they…