Gunmen fire shots, try to rob off-duty officer in Soundview

THE BRONX - Police are on the hunt for two men who they say opened fire on and attempted to rob an off-duty officer in Soundview.

According to investigators, the officer was getting out of his BMW on Thieriot Avenue at around 8 p.m. Wednesday when the suspects approached him. The officer returned fire on the men as they fled the scene, but no one was shot.

The cop, who works for a citywide agency, was taken to the hospital as a precaution with ringing in his ears.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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