STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The man who cops shot and wounded in Charleston last month after he allegedly turned toward them with a gun in his hand was indicted Wednesday and accused of menacing a police officer and other crimes.
Patrick Allen, 24, appeared at his arraignment in state Supreme Court, St. George, in a wheelchair.
He pleaded not guilty through his attorney to the menacing charge, along with multiple gun- and drug-possession counts.
The menacing count is the newest charge against Allen stemming from the Jan. 5, 2017, incident in which officers responded to a 1:10 a.m. call of shots fired in the vicinity of Androvette Street and Arthur Kill Road.
The charge alleges Allen “intentionally placed or attempt(ed) to place (an officer) in reasonable fear of physical injury, serious physical injury and death by displaying a deadly weapon where such officer was in the course of performing his official duties.”
Allen knew or “reasonably should have known” the victim was a cop, alleges the indictment.
Cops allege Allen, who was shot in a wooded area, was wearing body armor