Cops are on the lookout for a man who shot at them along in front of a Queens apartment building over the weekend.

Authorities responded to the Elmhurst building on Lamont Avenue at around 1:47 a.m. on Saturday after receiving a call that a group of men were were trespassing.


A uniformed sergeant and police office responded to the scheme in a marked car when they allegedly saw a suspect with a gun chasing after a second man.

Investigators said the suspect shot at the second man as they approached Lamont Avenue and Forley Street. The police officers exited their car and said they ordered the shooter to drop the weapon.

Instead, the suspect shot at the two officers, who returned fire without striking the man.

Police said they recovered the suspect's gun — a loaded .22 caliber handgun — at the scene.

NYPD described the suspected shooter as Hispanic male between 20 and 25 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall with a medium build. Surveillance video showed him wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants.

Police are asking anyone with information on the suspect to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or to submit tips online.

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