NYC Man Charged Of Shooting An Officer Twice In The Back At Christmas Eve Apologizes
A 20-year-old New York City man who reportedly shot a cop twice in the back on Christmas Eve with a pink pistol – then refused to break his bulletproof jacket – told reporters he was sorry for Friday.
William Moss is accused of firing NYPD officer Connor Boalick, 27, in the back while taking a statement from Moss’ girlfriend. Her mother called 911 after he reportedly tried to hurt her family, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday night.
“Thank God the vest he was wearing protected him, and his partners protected him,” de Blasio said, condemning the suspect’s suspected Christmas abuse.
Moss, when asked by the New York Post if he had any message for Boalick on Friday, replied: “I’m sorry, officer. I wish it never happened.”
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a news conference on Thursday that Boalick was going to be OK. One bullet entered his uniform, but not the officer’s skin.
The city’s police commissioner, Dermot Shea, said at a news conference Thursday night that on Christmas Eve, he’d say that someone’s watching out for them in the NYPD tonight, not only with the cop in hand but any man and woman out there throwing on a pistol and shield and running out there to protect New Yorkers.
Shea said that a woman called 911, desperately telling police to respond after her daughter’s boyfriend reportedly tried to shoot her home. Officers from the 77th Precinct came, met with the complainants, and were ambushed.
“Looking at the bodycams…you see incredible bravery by the officers,” Shea said.
Two other officers quickly responded, shooting at least seven rounds, and apprehending Moss one or two blocks away.
“He is in a little pain, but he is in extremely good spirits,” Shea said of Boalick.