NYPD officer from Hauppauge recovering after shooting in Queens; suspect remains at large

Officer Brett Boller, 22, was shot in the hip by a suspect who police say is still on the loose.

Jenn Seelig

Apr 6, 2023, 10:21 AM

Updated 464 days ago

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An NYPD officer from Hauppauge is expected to be OK Thursday after he was shot in Queens Wednesday afternoon.
Officer Brett Boller, 22, was shot in the hip by a suspect who police say is still on the loose. Boller was one of the officers called to the scene because of a fight on an MTA bus.
Police released additional photos of the suspect, who they say is armed and dangerous.
According to police, the suspect ditched a black jacket and orange sweatshirt in a parking garage. Surveillance video then shows the man running from an officer and shooting at other officers.
Boller has only been on the force for three months, following in his father's footsteps by joining the NYPD. His mom says he graduated from Hauppauge High School in 2018 and was a student athlete who played baseball, basketball and soccer.
The Hauppauge Union Free School District superintendent says Boller was always a competitive, hardworking athlete and leader.
"We're a community here of police officers and firefighters, and we're all just thinking about how we can support Brett and his family through this," said Dr. Donald Murphy.
Rep. Nick LaLota took to Twitter to send well wishes to Boller.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.


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