Off-Duty NYPD Cop Arrested for Firing Gun: Police

It is the the fourth time in the past two weeks that an off-duty NYPD officer has been arrested for crimes that involved firing their guns

Monday, May 5, 2014  |  Updated 5:06 AM EDT
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Off-Duty NYPD Cop Arrested for Firing Gun: Police

An off-duty NYPD officer was arrested after allegedly shooting several rounds from a handgun into the air in New Rochelle early Saturday, the fourth time in the past two weeks that an off-duty NYPD officer has been arrested for crimes that involved firing their guns.

Jamarie Flowers, 25, was charged with reckless endangerment after allegedly shooting his gun following an argument with several people outside his home at 33 Lincoln Ave., New Rochelle police said.

Police said Flowers did not appear to be aiming the shots at anyone in particular.

The NYPD said Sunday that Flowers has been suspended.

It's the fourth time in recent weeks that an NYPD officer has been accused of firing guns. Last week an officer was arrested in New Jersey for allegedly firing her gun during an altercation with another woman. Also last week, an officer was arrested for randomly opening fire at a passing car in Pelham, shooting a passenger six times. And the week before, an NYPD detective was arrested on a drunk driving charge when he allegedly shot his partner in the wrist accidentally.

Attorney information for Flowers was not immediately available.

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