(The AEGIS Alliance) – BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – An officer who works as a narcotics investigator was arrested on Friday after he shot up a bar in Brooklyn because of female customers who were ignoring his gradually more aggressive tries to talk with them, The Daily Beast reported.
31-year-old Stephen Abreu who works with the Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor as an investigator was seen by witnesses approaching 32-year-old woman Ana Yamel at a bar named Williamsburg bar Horses & Divorces where Abreu followed Yamel to her table that she was hanging out with her friends at, according to The Daily Beast.
Witnesses allege Abreu grabbed an orange out of a basket nearby then threw it at Yamel’s table and it smashed a drinking glass. Abreu was asked by a bartender to leave the place, but then witnesses allege that the officer punched the bartender in his face. Abreu then reached for his handgun, pulled it out and fired a couple of bullets inside the bar, but then a bounder wrestled him to the ground. There were no injuries reported during the incident, The Daily Beast wrote.
According to The Daily Beast, A 31-year-old friend of Yamel’s named Annie Pearlman said, “The fact he is a law enforcement officer is horrifying to us… there is no way this person should be in a position of power over other people.”
Stephen Abreu is listed as a board trustee for NYC’s Detective Investigators Association. Pending further investigation, Abreu has been suspended from his employment position with the department.
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