NYPD Officer Daniel Vargas Shot in Soundview; Expected to Recover

By Sasha Gonzales 
sgonzales@bronxjusticenews.com

A  NYPD officer shot in the back in the Bronx Tuesday night is expected to make a full recovery, authorities

Daniel Vargas, 31, a seven-year veteran of the police force, was shot during a stop of a suspect in Soundview, during which police initially opened fire, authorities said.

“[He was] shot by a criminal carrying an illegal gun, and amazingly and thankfully, our officer is expected to make a full recovery,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told the press Wednesday.

Vargas is a member of the department’s Gun Violence Suppression Division, tasked with taking illegal guns off the streets.

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Sasha Gonzales is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering breaking news and crime. A Bronx native, Sasha is an avid photographer, museum-goer, and reader. She lives in Kingsbridge.