BRONX, NEW YORK
Two cops spotted 24-year old Mike Rosado shooting at a man near Valentine Avenue near 180th Street, in Trenton, New Jersey, shortly after 4am early Sunday morning, according to a report from The New York Daily News.
45-year old, Raphael Rosado, and his 24-year old son, Mike, were allegedly arguing with a group of on the corner, when the argument suddenly turned physical. The younger Rosado pulled out his gun and began firing at that point, according to police reports. Residents reported hearing more than 10 shots fired.
Two plainclothes, off-duty policeman in the area intervened. The cops reportedly identified themselves and ordered Mike Rosado to drop the gun. Police say, instead of dropping the weapon, Mike Rosado, allegedly turned toward them and began firing. No cops were reported injured. The police officers returned fire and hit Mike Rosado in the chest.
Uniformed officers from the nearby, 46th precinct stationhouse responded to the call of shots fired. Officers arrived on the scene and immediately began rendering aid to Mike Rosado. At that point, Raphael Rosado, picked up his dying son’s gun, and began firing at the police. No cops were hit in the gunfire. Police returned fire at the elder Rosado. He was not hit by police gunfire. Raphael Rosado was taken into custody after firing at the police. Witnesses say he attempted to pass the gun to multiple women, before one took the gun from Rosado and stashed it. Police were still searching for the woman Rosado passed the weapon to. Mike Rosado succumbed to his injuries on the way to St. Barnabas Hospital.