☷Defendant Pleads Guilty to Attempted Armed Robbery of a Federal Officer in Brooklyn
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Defendant Pleads Guilty to Attempted Armed Robbery of a Federal Officer in Brooklyn John Shortt Sparked a Shoot - Out that Left One Person Dead and Four Injured Including Himself Earlier today , in federal court in Brooklyn , John Shortt pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Eric Komitee to assault of a federal police officer and possessing and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence in connection with the attempted robbery of a federal officer outside a nightclub in Brooklyn . When sentenced , Shortt faces up to 27 years in prison . Breon Peace , United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York , and Michael J . Driscoll , Assistant Director - in - Charge , Federal Bureau of Investigation , New York Field Office ( FBI ) , announced the guilty plea . “With today’s guilty plea , John Shortt is held responsible for causing a wild shoot - out on a public street that resulted in one death , seriously wounded three victims including a federal officer who was targeted by the defendant for a robbery , and endangered numerous other persons , ” stated United States Attorney Peace . “This Office and our law enforcement partners are working tirelessly to reduce gun - related violence in the district and we will vigorously prosecute criminals like the defendant who use illegal firearms with complete disregard for the consequences of their actions . ” Mr . Peace thanked the New York City Police Department for its assistance with the case . According to court documents , on September 18 , 2021 , Shortt and an accomplice , Isiah Greenaway , attempted to rob a United States Park Police Officer and another individual at gunpoint outside a nightclub located at 1440 Utica Avenue in Brooklyn . The officer drew his weapon and announced himself as a police officer to protect himself and prevent a felony in - progress . The attempted robbery led to a shoot - out in which the officer and two other individuals were seriously wounded , and another man was killed . Shortt was also shot by the officer . Greenaway is charged with assault of a federal police officer and possessing and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence . Greenaway’s case is pending and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty . The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s General Crimes Section . Assistant United States Attorneys Nick M . Axelrod and Sophia M . Suarez are in charge of the prosecution . The Defendant:JOHN SHORTTAge: 28Brooklyn , New YorkE . D . N . Y . Docket No . 22 - CR - 7 ( EK )
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