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New Hero Search Peter Costa - Nov. 25, 1933 (14306)

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New York City Police Dept. Patch
Resided: NY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Nov. 25, 1933
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 33 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: New York City Police Dept.
1 Police Plaza Path  
New York, NY   10038   USA
(646)610-5000
County: New York
Dept. Type: Municiple/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 6322
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NY   USA   Sat. Nov. 25, 1933
Summary: Patrolman Peter Costa was shot and killed when he and his partner went to investigate a disorderly house.

Patrolman Costa and his partner went to an apartment building at 204 West 81st Street, Manhattan, to investigate complaints that it was being operated as a disorderly house. While Patrolman Costa remained in the hallway, his parter went into the apartment, closing the door behind him. When Patrolman Costa's partner entered the apartment he observed three men holding up seven other men and three women. The armed men tackled the patrolman, took his gun, and tied his arms.

One of the suspect noticed that the gun was a policeman's and fired it. The gun misfired. The suspect then exited the apartment where he met Patrolman Costa. Patrolman Costa and the suspect exchanged shots and Patrolman Costa was killed.

Patrolman Costa's partner freed himself and rushed to help Patrolman Costa. He was able to wound one suspect. One suspect fled by jumping out a window, falling four stories, breaking both legs. The suspect who shot Patrolman Costa escaped, but was later apprehended near San Diego, California.

Patrolman Costa assigned to the 3rd Divisi

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