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Police shoot burglar in the groin in Queens, New York

August 5, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police shoot burglar in the groin in Queens, New York

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A criminal, who was shot in the groin by police as he tried to break into a firefighter’s Queens residence, is facing life in prison, according to prosecutors.

Felix Perez, who committed at least six previous robberies in Brooklyn and Queens, was indicted on charges of second-degree assault, second-degree burglary, and resisting arrest on Wednesday.

Because of his extensive criminal past, Perez faces between 25 years to life behind bars for the robbery, during which he stole watches, rings, earrings, and a necklace from the Maspeth home.

The scared homeowner called the cops August 1 after she was reviewing her surveillance footage, and discovered that there was someone else in the house, the New York Daily News reported.

As law enforcement swarmed the house, Perez fought with a cop, who hit his head in the scuffle and had to be taken to a hospital for treatment, authorities stated.

A bullet hit Perez in the groin during the encounter.

The Crown Heights man, who is 37-years-old, escaped on foot, and was caught about a block away after a bystander noticed a bloody man running through their backyard.

The stolen pieces were found on the ground behind a nearby home.

Queens DA, Richard A. Brown, said in a statement: “The defendant is accused of brazenly burglarizing a home in broad daylight and then when confronted by the police engaging in a physical altercation with them before fleeing the scene on foot.”

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