NYPD arrests 18-year-old suspect in Bronx gang attack on off-duty cop jogging by suspected carjacking crew.
Law enforcement sources said Friday that police arrested a suspect in the brutal gang attack on an off-duty cop who was out for a run near his home in the Bronx.
Police say that 18-year-old Oshawn Logan is being charged with four counts of robbery, two counts of gang assault, two counts of assault, and one count each of grand theft and criminal possession of a weapon.
Sources said that Logan was being held at the 43rd Precinct in Soundview. His exact role in what happened was not clear right away.
Officer Muhammed Chowdhury’s head was broken when he was attacked Tuesday while he was jogging on Olmstead Ave. near the border of the Unionport and Castle Hill neighborhoods, according to police.
Police say the suspects hit the victim in the head several times before taking his phone, car keys, and wallet.
Then, the three suspects drove away in a black Honda sedan.
Chowdhury, who was 48 years old, was hurt so badly that he couldn’t talk to his fellow police officers or first responders. He was listed as a “John Doe” at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx.
When he didn’t show up for his shift at the Central Park Precinct in Manhattan, his boss told the police. That’s when they found him in the hospital.
The same group was thought to be behind 19 other crimes in the Bronx in the last month, including carjackings and robberies.
On Friday night, the other suspects in the crime spree were still at large. “The investigation is still going on,” the police said.