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.