NYPD Officer Shot In Face In Queens

An NYPD cop was shot and critically injured as he confronted a suspect in Queens Saturday night.

The anti-crime plainclothes officer — the fifth NYPD cop shot in the last five months — was in a car with a sergeant when they saw a man on the street fiddling with his waistband at about 6:10 p.m., a police source said.

When the officer left his vehicle and approached on foot, the suspect drew his gun and fired at least three shots.

The officer was struck twice in his head.

The shooting happened near the intersection of 212 Street and 104th Avenue in the quiet, middle class residential neighborhood Queens Village.

Fellow officers put their injured colleague in a radio car and rushed him to Jamaica Hospital, where he was hurried into surgery.

“It doesn’t look good,” one officer could be heard telling another at the emergency room, which was crammed with worried fellow cops.

The injured officer was reported in critical but stable condition.

A suspect was taken into custody shortly afterward at his nearby home.

His name was not immediately released. But law enforcement sources told The Post that he has a police record of ten arrests including robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of a weapon.

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