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Two NYPD Officers Shot, Critically Hurt

July 18, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

Two police officers were critically wounded when a man shot them outside a church where he had been firing at a statue of the Virgin Mary, authorities said.

Officers Dominic Romano, 29, and David Harris, 40, had responded to a 911 call after 2 a.m. Sunday. When they got out of their car, the man charged from behind and fired repeatedly, a Police Department spokeswoman said.

The officers shot and wounded Kevin Davey, 25, who has a history of psychiatric problems, police said.

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