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Monday, June 2, 2008

Cop Kills Wife's Mugger in Bedford Park

A frightening scene erupted outside of a Bedford Park apartment building on Saturday night when a gun-wielding mugger attacked an off-duty police officer's wife and 3-year-old daughter.

According to the Daily News, Officer Nadin Perez, 43, who works in Manhattan, opened his apartment door to find someone pointing a gun at his wife, who was screaming for help, and daughter.

Perez pulled out his own gun, secured his family behind him and then chased after the attacker down the apartment building's stairs, firing several shots. At least a couple of those shots hit their intended target, Carlos Ruiz, 47, who later died at Montefiore Medical Center.

Police are saying the shooting was justified because Ruiz had at least one gun, possibly two. It's unclear, however, if he actually fired any shots at Perez.

Listen to an audio report on the shooting from 1010 WINS.

Citing police sources, the NY Post reported that Perez's wife, Jeanette, was holding "$20,000 in gambling winnings that she was holding for a jailed man" when she was attacked by Rios.


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