Indian-origin officer being praised in New York Police Department

New York, Jan 24 (PTI) Sumit Sulan, a “brilliant new member of Indian-origin” in the US New York Police Department, is being praised for gunning down a criminal. Sulan overpowered the criminal who killed a policeman and seriously injured another when he opened fire on a police team that went to investigate domestic violence near New York City.

Sulan’s mother told the New York Post that her son was still trying to recover from Friday’s encounter and “the same scenes are still running through his mind.”

According to police, 47-year-old criminal Lawson McNeill had an encounter with three policemen, Sumit Sulan, Jason Rivera (22) and Wilward Mora (27), on Friday while they were investigating a domestic violence case. Went to Harlem near New York City.

He said McNeill opened fire, killing Rivera and wounding Mora. Police said Sulan retaliated and injured the perpetrator McNeil, who has been admitted to the hospital in a serious condition.

Sulan’s mother Dalveer Sulan (60) told the newspaper that her son was “shaken” by the incident and could not understand what happened.

He said, “I am proud. Everyone is saying that he has done a good job.” Dalveer said, “I am saddened by the death of an officer in the incident. I am hurt, another person is seriously injured.

The law enforcement agency source described Sulan as a “great new member” and underlined that he only started in April last year and has been working in the 32nd subregion of Haarlem for just two months.

Sulan had arrived in America from India about 15 years ago.

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