The enraged man who opened fire at his off-duty NYPD cop wife and other officers, sparking a gunfight last week in Queens, has been charged with attempted murder, prosecutors said.
Marco Mosquera, 43, was indicted by a Queens grand jury and arraigned in Supreme Court on attempted murder, kidnapping and other charges for allegedly using his wife’s two service weapons to fire at her and officers on Sept. 14, the Queens District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
The cop — who works at the 101st Precinct — called authorities around 9 a.m. Sept. 14 when her irate husband began “breaking everything in the house” at 130th Street and 133rd Avenue in Wakefield and grabbed her guns, according to audio of the 911 call.
“Put my f–king guns down, dummy. Please send the cops,” the woman told the dispatcher as the husband yelled in the background, “You cheated on me,” according to the 911 call obtained by The Post.
The woman told her crazed husband that his actions would make the situation worse, according to prosecutors.
But Mosquera instead warned his wife not to contact law enforcement or the “things would end badly” and said that “there was no way out for them” and that “they would be dying that day,” prosecutors said.
Mosquera shot at cops when they arrived and squeezed off a shot at his wife before she jumped from the window, breaking her leg, according to NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison.
An officer protected her with a ballistics blanket, according to the DA’s office.
Police returned fire — striking Mosquera in the arm — but a hostage negotiator was eventually able to calm him down, Harrison said.
Mosquera was ordered held without bail, and he is set to reappear in court Nov. 10.
He faces 75 years to life in prison, if convicted.
“This defendant in this case was filled with jealousy when he took his wife’s service weapons and threatened both their lives,” Queens DA Melinda Katz said in a statement. “The responding officers swiftly took control of this crisis and averted a much greater tragedy that day.”
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