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Off-duty city correction officer shoots at armed man in Queens


A city jail officer fired several rounds at a gunman who was running toward a group of people on a Queens street early Sunday, officials said.


The 27-year-old officer, who was off-duty, told cops that he was standing on Steinway St. near 28th Ave. in Astoria at about 2 a.m. when he saw an armed man charging the group and shooting, police said.


The correction officer whipped out his personal firearm, a Glock 26, and fired two shots at the gunman, who ran off, according to Correction Department records.


It is unclear whether the jail officer was in the group allegedly targeted by the gunman.


There were no injuries.


Police recovered nine shell casings from the scene, authorities said.


There were no immediate arrests.

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