News

NYPD cop hurt in shooting is ‘feeling better’ after hospital release

A day after being released from the hospital, the NYPD cop shot four times by a deranged gunman said he’s “feeling better” and resting up.

Hart NguyenBrigitte Stelzer

“I’m doing good. I’m doing okay,” Officer Hart Nguyen told a Post reporter at his Bay Ridge home Saturday morning.

The 75th Precinct cop, who was discharged from Jamaica Hospital Friday to about 200 cheering police, wore a white t-shirt and appeared visibly exhausted.

“Right now I’m just trying to rest. That’s all I’m doing right now,” Nguyen continued, wincing in pain as he spoke.

Nguyen’s life was saved by his bulletproof vest, but he was struck in the right arm.

Andy Sookdeo, 29, unloaded several rounds into Nguyen inside a dark hallway of a Cypress Hills home where the man lived with his parents.

Nguyen and his partner were responding to a 911 call Thursday at the Ridgewood Ave. location near Essex Street regarding an emotionally disturbed person.

Sookdeo’s mother, who placed the call, informed the officers that her son was in his bedroom, and as Nguyen approached the door through an unlit hallway, Sookdeo popped out and opened fire.

The gunman, who had a history of mental illness, wound up fatally shooting himself.

Nguyen’s parents, who visited him Saturday, said the family is in good spirits after the terrifying incident.

Source

Most Popular

To Top