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NYPD: 3 people charged after detective shoots man who demanded his cellphone


NEW YORK — The NYPD says three would-be robbers are facing charges for taking a plainclothes detective's cellphone in Brooklyn before the officer shot one of the men.

Police said Tuesday that 20-year-old Altron Atwater is charged with robbery, grand larceny, menacing and related offenses. A 15-year-old boy and 16-year-old boy also have been charged.

Authorities say Atwater was shot in the right arm and torso by the detective on Sunday after he pulled out a gun and demanded the officer's cellphone. Atwater was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.

It's unclear if the three have attorneys who could comment on the charges.

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