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Off-duty correction officer shoots armed Bronx robbers after he’s lured by woman with promise of date

An off-duty correction officer shot a pair of armed robbers within the Bronx after he was lured into assembly up by a woman promising him a date, police sources mentioned.

The correction officer thought he was assembly 21-year-old Diamond Sanchez for a date about 6 p.m. Saturday — however she had different plans for him, the sources mentioned.

Police didn’t launch the identify of the correction officer, who’s in his 20s, and couldn’t say if he labored for the town or state.

The correction officer and Sanchez have been sitting in a automotive at E. 183rd St. and Tiebout St. in Fordham Heights, when two males, Christopher Santana, 22, and Leonel Cuevas, 26, walked as much as them, the sources mentioned.

One of the duo pulled out a gun and demanded the correction officer’s belongings however the sufferer was armed as nicely, opening hearth from contained in the automobile, the sources mentioned.

The correction officer shot Cuevas a number of occasions within the chest and blasted Santana within the abdomen, again and hip.

Medics took each males to St. Barnabas Hospital, the place Cuevas is in essential situation. Santana is in secure situation, police mentioned.

One of the duo dropped their gun and Sanchez tried to cover it, police sources mentioned.

All three are charged with theft and felony possession of a weapon whereas Sanchez can also be charged with tampering with proof.

The correction officer isn’t anticipated to face any prices, police sources mentioned.

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