William Moss Biography — Wiki
William Moss is a New York City man who allegedly shot police officer Connor Boalick twice in the back on Christmas Eve with a pink gun – and failed to breach his bulletproof vest – told reporters he was sorry Friday. Authorities say the incident took place on Bergen Street and Ralph Avenue in the Crown Heights section just before 9 p.m. Thursday.
William Moss is accused of shooting NYPD Officer Connor Boalick in the back as he was taking a statement from Moss’ girlfriend.
Her mother had called 911 after he allegedly threatened to harm the family, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday night.
William Moss Age
William Moss is 27 years old.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said calls came in about a domestic incident involving a female victim and her boyfriend. Officials say the mother of the woman reported that the boyfriend was going to “come and shoot the place up.”
When officers arrived at the house and began interviewing the daughter, the suspect arrived and fired shots at the officers.
Officials say a 27-year-old officer was struck once in the back. Luckily, the bullet penetrated his vest, but did not penetrate his skin.
“He is in a little pain but is in extremely good spirits and we anticipate he will be going home shortly,” Shea said. “I think we will call this the Christmas miracle.”
He says the officer, from the 77th precinct, has 2.5 years of service with the NYPD.
Police later identified the suspect as 20-year-old William Moss and they say he does not have a significant criminal history.
What we know so far about William Moss
They say after firing the shot, William Moss fled on foot with officers chasing after him. Shea said at least seven shots were fired by two officers.The foot chase lasted one or two blocks before police caught up to the suspect and ordered him to drop his weapon.
The suspect dropped his gun and officers made the arrest. According to officials, the suspect was not shot during the incident.
Moss was charged with attempted murder, assault, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
“It’s Christmas Eve, this is a time when you would expect peace, you would expect harmony,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “A man threatened his girlfriend, threatened her violently, said he was coming to do her harm, that’s what happened tonight in Brooklyn and because the NYPD was there, that woman is alive right now.”
The officer was released from the hospital on Christmas morning and was able to go home for the holiday.