Three men were arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly assaulting an off-duty officer at a Bronx bodega, and the NYPD is asking for the public's help in locating three additional suspects.
According to the NYPD, the officer stopped at the store at 1215 Grand Concourse around 6 a.m. before reporting to work at the 44th Precinct.
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While in the store, three men, later identified as Tyrone Selby, 32, Adrian Medina, 17 and a 15-year-old male, started assaulting the officer. After the man identified himself as a police officer, the men continued to assault him and eventually removed his firearm after a struggle.
The 15-year-old fled the store with the gun, and was apprehended a short time later. The two other men were detained by the off-duty officer and additional officers who responded to the scene.
Selby was arrested on charges of second degree robbery, assaulting a police officer, gang assault, criminal possession of a weapon and possession of stolen property.
Medina was arrested on charges of second degree robbery and criminal possession of marijuana.
The 15 year old was arrested on charges of two counts of robbery, assault on a police officer, gang assault, grand larceny, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property.
The NYPD continues to look for three men they say initially cornered and assaulted the officer as he entered the store, but left when the assault was on-going.
Suspect one is described as a black make wearing a red and black baseball hat, black t-shirt, red shorts and black sneakers. The second suspect is described as wearing a black baseball hat, white t-shirt, black shorts and sneakers. The third suspect was wearing a black baseball hat with white stripes, a black t-shirt, camouflage shorts and white and black sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). Calls are confidential, and tips can also be submitted online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.