Hunt underway for suspect who allegedly fired gun at NYPD officers

The NYPD said Sunday that they had identified a man accused of firing a gun at NYPD officers outside of a Boost Mobile store in the Bronx last week.

According to authorities, at around 6:20 p.m. on May 19, Calvin Peterkin, 39, got into a dispute with employees in the store. Peterkin then allegedly pulled out a gun and began menacing the workers.

Responding officers encountered Peterkin outside the store, where he allegedly shot at the officers. The officers returned fire, and Peterkin fled on foot.

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Police later recovered a semi-automatic handgun from underneath a parked car near where the shooting happened.

Neither officer was struck by gunfire.

Peterkin is described as a black male, standing 5'11" and 200 lbs. 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Police say all calls are strictly confidential.

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