“Juan Pichardo, hero cop, disarms bandit in bloody Bronx car-lot shootout, 2 NYPD officers shot in Brooklyn released from hospital”
“The bandits wrapped plastic zip ties around Pichardo’s wrists and began rifling through the office for cash at about 6:30 p.m., Marengo recounted.
“He said he was going to kill Juan if he didn’t give him the number for the safe,” Marengo said.
“That’s when Juan grabbed the opportunity.” The nine-year vet escaped from the zip ties and jumped one of the bandits, taking a bullet through the right thigh. A bleeding Pichardo pushed the gunman to the floor, while Marengo chased the robber’s sidekick.
Pichardo was one of three city cops wounded in a single bloody hour Thursday evening.”