Man Sought in Off-Duty BX Cop Shooting Surrenders

Ivan Marcano was off duty and wearing plainclothes when he was driving with his girlfriend in the Bronx Wednesday evening and interrupted an apparent robbery attempt

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    Officer Ivan Marcano (inset) ran after three suspects despite being shot in the chest by one of them.

    A man wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting of an off-duty Bronx police officer surrendered to authorities, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Friday.

    Kelly told reporters 20-year-old Jason Leiva was in custody shortly after he promoted Officer Ivan Marcano from his hospital bed. Marcano was off duty and wearing plainclothes when he was driving with his girlfriend in the Bronx Wednesday evening and interrupted an apparent robbery attempt.

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    Police released surveillance video of off-duty Bronx police officer Ivan Marcano taking down a suspect while applying pressure to his own wound. (Published Thursday, Oct 25, 2012)

    He stepped out of his vehicle and one of the suspects involved in the robbery fired a gun, wounding Marcano. The suspects fled. Marcano jumped back into his car and as his girlfriend tried to rush him to the hospital she beeped the horn multiple times, causing a livery cab in front of her to lurch forward into a white Mustang and push that Mustang, which was the suspects' vehicle, onto the sidewalk.

    The suspects started to run. Marcano got back out of his car with a weapon and, while applying pressure to his wound, managed to shoot one of them in the head, killing him. Marcano had surgery to remove the bullet in his chest and is recovering.
     
    Leiva's role in the incident was not immediately clear.
     

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