An off-duty NYPD cop was shot in the leg in a rage-fueled collision with a man who allegedly tried to grab his gun in Queens Wednesday afternoon in Queens, cops and police sources said.
The officer, who works in north Brooklyn’s 81st Precinct, was driving a green car on Queens Boulevard and 70th Street in Elmhurst around 12:50 p.m., according to the sources, when he got into an argument with the driver of a white minivan.
The other motorist smashed the officer’s rear window with an unknown object, the sources said.
According to the sources, the two men then fought over the officer’s gun, with the officer being shot in the leg during the fight.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the suspect had fired the gun or if it was an accident.
The officer was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where his condition was stable.
Both the minivan driver and another man, a friend who was not in the car but allegedly joined the scuffle, were taken into custody, the sources said.
One of the suspects was taken to the hospital by paramedics, but the extent of his injury was not immediately known, according to the sources.
Additional reporting by Tina Moore