Police make arrest in shooting of off-duty detective

Police say they have made an arrest in yesterday's shooting of an off-duty detective in the Bronx.According to police, Samuel Ventura is accused of opening

THE BRONX - Police say they have made an arrest in yesterday's shooting of an off-duty detective in the Bronx.

According to police, Samuel Ventura is accused of opening fire on Detective Richard Olmo after an argument in the parking lot of the Pelham Diner just after 5 a.m. They say the disagreement was sparked when Ventura hit Olmo's vehicle.

Officials say Olmo, 43, was shot in the back and taken to Jacobi Medical Center. Sources say he has been on the force for 15 years.

Off-duty officer injured in Pelham Bay shooting

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 21-year-old was critically injured after crashing his 1 21-year-old critically injured in crash on Bronx River Parkway
Authorities say 10 people were injured when a 2 10 injured in Morrisania apartment fire
Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 3 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 4 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
Mount St. Michael wins CHSAA Archdiocesan title 5 Mount St. Michael wins CHSAA Archdiocesan title

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE