Man Arrested in June Shooting That Targeted NYPD in Queens

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    Police say a telephone tip led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man they say allegedly fired a gun at an officer and a sergeant in Queens.
     
    Christian Mosquera was charged Wednesday with attempted aggravated murder of a police officer, attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

      The shooting happened in Elmhurst around 1:45 a.m. on June 21. The officer and sergeant were responding to a report of men trespassing behind an apartment building.
     
    Police say the gunman ignored orders to drop his weapon and fled once the officer and sergeant returned fire.
     
    Officers found a loaded .22-caliber handgun at the scene.
     
    Police offered a $12,000 reward and released surveillance video and Mosquera's photograph in the days after the shooting.
     
    Information on Mosquera's lawyer was not immediately available.

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