WILLIAMSBRIDGE - Police officials report that an off-duty officer was shot today on Lurting Avenue.

Witnesses say that four men tried to rob the Boston Road Auto Mall, located on Lurting Avenue, owned by the family of the off-duty cop.

Officials say that while the officer was injured, he wrestled a .38-caliber gun away from one of the suspects.

Authorities say that the officer was shot in the leg.

Officials say the officer is currently recovering at Jacobi Medical Center.

The four suspects are in police custody, and are being questioned.