Rochester man accused of shooting at NYPD officer
A New Hampshire man is accused of shooting at New York Police. Police with the 104th Precinct said they responded to the call for shots fired just after 8:30 Monday morning. It happened in West Queens near the corner of 56th avenue and 60th street, in Maspeth.
NYPD said 27 year old Jeremy Clark of Rochester, New Hampshire was randomly shooting a gun at the ground outside, and then forced his way into a home on 56th Avenue. When officers arrived at the home, they said Clark resisted arrest and then fired a shot at a police officer.
No one was shot, but police said there was a struggle to get Clark arrested. A photograph shows Clark in the back of an NYPD cruiser bleeding from the face. On Tuesday police said Clark is in the hospital undergoing a mental evaluation.
Police are waiting on toxicology reports to determine drugs played a factor. He faces attempted murder, assault and burglary charges. His Facebook page said he served in the U.S. Army and went to Portsmouth High School.
While all of this was going on Monday morning, a film crew with the reality show "Million Dollar Contractor" was at a home just about 30 feet away shooting an episode of the show.
New York video courtesy of NY1 News. Photo courtesy of Theodore Parisienne, NY Daily News.