New video shows incident of shooting of off-duty NYPD officer in Queens

Officer Christopher Campos has three previous complaints filed against him with the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Phil Taitt and Adolfo Carrion

Sep 2, 2023, 2:41 AM

Updated 227 days ago

Share:

A new video has emerged showing the chaotic moments leading up to the shooting of an off-duty NYPD officer in Queens.  
The incident took place on Aug. 30, when a road rage incident turned south. Police say Officer Christopher Campos was driving in his personal vehicle when approaching a white van blocking the roadway.  
Words were exchanged before a second person came behind the officer and broke his window, when Campos revealed he was an NYPD officer. The man who recorded the video told News 12 that Campos tried to strike the man who broke his window seconds before the video began.  
A scuffle ensued between the three men and witnesses tell News 12 that a badge was not revealed from Campos during the incident, and the video has audio showing one of the men saying, “you don’t have a badge.”
Campos has three previous complaints filed against him with the Civilian Complaint Review Board. Authorities say that at one point, the two men tried to take the officer’s gun, and two rounds of shots were fired from Campos’ weapon as the fight took place.  
Edwin Rivera, 32, and his brother, 27-year-old Sean Rivera, are now in NYPD custody and face assault and a collection of other charges.  
Earlier on Friday, wounded officer Campos was welcomed with applause from his fellow NYPD members as he was wheeled out of Elmhurst Hospital.  
“We’re happy these individuals were charged with assault… we believe this was just charges and we need these individuals to stay in jail,” said Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Hendry.  


More from News 12
1:25
Bronx borough presidents wants public feedback on 4 new Metro-North stations coming to the Bronx

Bronx borough presidents wants public feedback on 4 new Metro-North stations coming to the Bronx

1:34
Officers arrest 43-year-old Bronx man connected to Bay Ridge bar fatal stabbing

Officers arrest 43-year-old Bronx man connected to Bay Ridge bar fatal stabbing

1:48
Clear sky and warm conditions today for NYC; tracking rain and cooler weather on the way

Clear sky and warm conditions today for NYC; tracking rain and cooler weather on the way

0:33
City Council to discuss helicopter noise complaints plaguing New York City

City Council to discuss helicopter noise complaints plaguing New York City

0:22
Police identify victim in fatal Longwood shooting

Police identify victim in fatal Longwood shooting

0:26
MTA introduces electric-powered vans to Access-A-Ride fleet

MTA introduces electric-powered vans to Access-A-Ride fleet

2:10
Highbridge students learn about the ins and outs of cannabis

Highbridge students learn about the ins and outs of cannabis

Guide: Alcohol addiction recovery support and resources

Guide: Alcohol addiction recovery support and resources

0:27
Jets 'return to roots' with new uniforms that pay tribute to team's 'New York Sack Exchange' look

Jets 'return to roots' with new uniforms that pay tribute to team's 'New York Sack Exchange' look

1:37
Police: 1 man dead, another in critical condition in Mott Haven shooting

Police: 1 man dead, another in critical condition in Mott Haven shooting

0:45
NYPD: Protesters along Brooklyn Bridge arrested for blocking traffic

NYPD: Protesters along Brooklyn Bridge arrested for blocking traffic

1:51
Seniors staying fit through free program in the Bronx

Seniors staying fit through free program in the Bronx

2:32
Community advocates rally and call for changes in aftermath of NYPD's decision in Kawaski Trawick case

Community advocates rally and call for changes in aftermath of NYPD's decision in Kawaski Trawick case

2:03
Black Maternal Health Week: Mother discusses how her pregnancy inspired her to become a doctor

Black Maternal Health Week: Mother discusses how her pregnancy inspired her to become a doctor

1:36
It’s Tax Day: Bronx accountant breaks down what you should know

It’s Tax Day: Bronx accountant breaks down what you should know

1:22
City announces Project Home program to combat domestic violence

City announces Project Home program to combat domestic violence

1:20
Scholar Athlete: Hunter Burgos

Scholar Athlete: Hunter Burgos

1:59
'I can't even use my bedroom.' Mott Haven resident details slew of problems plaguing her apartment

'I can't even use my bedroom.' Mott Haven resident details slew of problems plaguing her apartment

0:39
Police: 2 suspects wanted for stealing clothes at Foot Locker in Melrose

Police: 2 suspects wanted for stealing clothes at Foot Locker in Melrose

2:02
Plan to bring 4 new Metro-North stations in the Bronx to be discussed at public hearing

Plan to bring 4 new Metro-North stations in the Bronx to be discussed at public hearing