Man pleads not guilty in Bronx police shooting

The 24-year-old faces several counts of attempted murder of a police officer.

The 24-year-old faces several counts of attempted murder of a police officer. (3/3/15)

THE BRONX - The alleged gunman in the shooting of two NYPD officers in the Bronx back in January has pleaded not guilty.

Jason Polanco appeared before a judge at the Bronx Hall of Justice Tuesday on a number of charges. The top five of the 33 counts against him are attempted murder of a police officer.

According to investigators, Polanco and Joshua Kemp encountered Officers Andrew Dossi and Aliro Pellerano as they fled the scene of an armed store robbery in Fordham on Jan. 5. 

They say Polanco shot at the cops, hitting each of them twice. He's then accused of carjacking a vehicle as he tried to get away.

Officers Dossi and Pellerano both spent time in the hospital before being released to finish their recoveries at home.

Kemp, Polanco's alleged accomplice, is charged with robbery in the case. He is expected in court next week.

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