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Cops collar 2 suspects in Hunts Point shooting

After a brief chase on foot, two men were arrested early Saturday after cops witnessed them standing over a man bleeding from multiple gunshot wound in Hunts Point.

hunts point bronx shooting Police witnessed two suspects, identified as Jarvis Profit, 23, and Terrance Hobbs, 22, standing over the victim. The police got on their radios to describe the suspects before they gave chase.
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After a brief chase on foot, two men were arrested early Saturday after cops witnessed them standing over a man bleeding from multiple gunshot wound in Hunts Point.

Two uniformed officers were already on foot patrol in the Bronx neighborhood at around 1 a.m. Saturday when they heard shots fired from across the street at the corner of Simpson and East 163rd streets.

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The cops saw two suspects, identified as Jarvis Profit, 23, and Terrance Hobbs, 22, standing over the victim. The police got on their radios to describe the suspects before they gave chase.

The suspects ran off despite the officers' close pursuit and orders to stop and show their hands. The police followed them both to Southern Boulevard and East 163rd Street, where they suspects split up.

One suspect was eventually seen by a second team of officers as he dropped a still-loaded .32 caliber semiautomatic handgun authorities said was reported stolen from Washington state. The officers arrested him without incident, later finding an unfired bullet half-lodged in the gun from an apparent misfire.

The second suspect was caught shortly after by another team of responding officers.

The victim had been rushed to Lincoln Medical Center in stable condition after suffering gunshot wounds to his left thigh and right shoulder. Authorities reported no other injuries.

Both Profit and Hobbs were charged with attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm.

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