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Suspected cop shooter surrenders in Queens
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police say a man suspected of shooting an NYPD sergeant in the legs last month has surrendered to authorities.
NYPD Sergeant Craig Bier, 44, was shot in both legs while working with an anti-gang unit in the Jamaica section of Queens the night of August 8. Authorities say a Ruger .09-mm pistol was recovered behind a building on 107th Avenue, not far from where Bier was shot while chasing the suspect.
The 15-year veteran was hospitalized in stable condition and released a few days later.
The manhunt for Thomas went on for more than a month after police found his apartment keys at the scene and his fingerprints on the ammo clip of the gun used in the shooting.
Authorities searched his home in a Queens housing project and hundreds of addresses across five states.
Thomas is charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
(The Associated Press contributed to this article)
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