NYPD: Off-duty cop kills mugger in Brooklyn Second suspect flees but is later arrested By Dan Beekman AND Rocco Parascandola Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 The New York Daily News An off-duty police detective shot a 17-year-old mugger dead in Brooklyn Sunday after the youth attacked him with a cane, authorities said. The dead teens 15-year-old accomplice fled the scene but was later arrested, cops said. Police sources said Detective Benjamin Cintron, a 26-year veteran, appears to have used justifiable force in shooting Antoine White. The two teens tailed the 50-year-old detective for more than a block as he walked to the subway in Bushwick en route to his assignment at Brooklyn North Nightwatch. Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the NYPD's top spokesman, said the fatal confrontation unfolded in a matter of seconds about 11:50 p.m. on Grove St. The 15-year-old grabbed the detective's arm from behind and indicated he had a gun in his jacket pocket, Browne said. "As the (detective) is looking behind him, he's suddenly confronted by somebody in front of him who he doesn't see until he's just there," Browne said. "Run your pockets!" White yelled, using slang for empty your pockets. As Cintron did that, White struck the slightly built detective in the face with cane, Browne said. The officer takes out his shield and off-duty 38-caliber, five-shot Smith and Wesson and instructs White to stop and to drop it, meaning the cane," Browne said. "(Whites) advancing on him. The officer fires once." The bullet entered and exited White's left forearm then struck him in the left chest. He died at nearby Woodhull Hospital. The 15-year-old ignored Cintron's commands to stop and ran off. But police later identified him and asked his grandmother to turn him in. Browne said the boy told police they picked on the detective because of his size 5foot-6 and 155 pounds. "He was viewed potentially as an easy mark," Browne said. The 83rd Precinct incident marked the third time this month that cops have fatally shot someone in Brooklyn. Police killed gun-toting carjacker Christopher Kissane in Cypress Hills on Jan. 26. On Jan. 12, police shot and killed Duane Browne behind his East New York home. It was discovered later that he was packing heat to defend his half-brother, a suspected drug dealer who was being robbed at gunpoint. _______________________________________________________________________ Wanna kill these ads? We can help!