An off-duty New York City correction officer was shot in the arm early Saturday after he ignored orders to drop a loaded 9-millimeter pistol that he had pointed at a group of plainclothes police officers in the Bronx, the authorities said.

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The correction officer, Victor Hernandez, 35, was taken to Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, where he was reported in stable condition on Saturday. He was charged with reckless endangerment and menacing, both misdemeanors, the police said.

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Four of the police officers opened fire during the confrontation, which occurred about 4 a.m. in front of a building at 3214 Third Avenue, in the Morrisania neighborhood, the authorities said...Read More