Two police officers were released from a hospital Monday, hours after they were shot in Queens overnight in a chaotic scene that also left a suspect wounded.

Officers investigating a robbery pattern involving mopeds and scooters in East Elmhurst tried to pull over a person going the wrong way on a moped near 23rd Avenue and 82nd Street just after 1:30 a.m., police said, but the man jumped off and ran away.

The two 26-year-old officers chased him several blocks, and NYPD officials say he fired at them multiple times during the pursuit. One officer, Richard Yarusso, was hit in his bulletproof vest, which stopped the bullet; the other, Christopher Abreu, took a bullet to the leg.

The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Bernardo Raul Castro Mata, was shot once in the right ankle. He was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for treatment, where he was expected to recover after surgery. The teen had been staying at a migrant shelter on Ditmars Boulevard, steps from the crime scene, after arriving in the U.S. in 2023, law enforcement sources said.

Queens: Cops shot in East Elmhurst – NBC New York

And care to guess where he came from?

Investigators said the 19-year-old from Venezuela has no prior arrests in New York City but is a suspect in two violent robberies in Queens on May 21. In both cases, suspects on mopeds used force to rob victims of various items, including purses, phones and debit cards, according to three senior law enforcement officials.


I have written about the Venezuelan Motorizado criminal culture before. As I predicted, NYC is going to have (and is) paying for allowing this administration allowing them to come in and the New York government for cuddling them. The “migrant shelter on Ditmars Blouevard”? One of three hotels contracted by the city to house these criminals and other “migrants.”

They are living and enjoying Mariel Part 2. You reckon this country should have learned from the first one. Apparently not.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

5 thoughts on “Diversity is Our Strength: 2 NYPD officers shot.”
  1. some day(but I doubt it) idiots will learn that election results have severe consequences. letting democrats run things is worse than the lunatics running the asylum…

  2. And, DA Bragg will likely reduce their charges from felony down to misdemeanor. Just like some 63% of all violent crimes in Manhattan.

  3. New York has already shown itself to be a banana republic more interested in prosecuting enemies of the regime than protecting citizens

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