An off-duty rookie NYPD cop was shot when two suspects tried to steal his car as he was driving to work in Queens on Tuesday night, police and sources said.
The 22-year-old cop was stopped at a red light at Beach 62nd Street and Beach Channel Drive in Arverne at about 10:20 p.m. when two men, one of them armed with a gun, approached his car, police said.
After one of the would-be carjackers tapped the drivers-side window with a firearm, the cop exited his car with his own gun drawn, cops and sources said.
The armed suspect fired several shots at the cop, who returned fire,
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