On Sunday, an ex-con took hostage his pregnant girlfriend, brandished an illegal gun and started firing; shooting spree left at least four NYPD cops injured. The wild shootout occurred inside Nakwon Foxworth’s sixth-floor apartment in Brooklyn. The 33-year-old also ended up critically injured as he was hit by cops three times.
According to the details, pregnant with his third child Jessica Hickling was menaced on gunpoint by Sheepshead Bay resident Nakwon. The mayhem began about 10:30 p.m. following an argument between Nakwon and two men, moving a woman into her apartment on fifth floor. To see the building’s service entrance partially blocked, Nakwon got furious and started arguing with us, said one of the two workers.
Accompanied by girlfriend Jessica and 4-month-old son, Foxworth was returning to the apartment he shared with Jessica, located at 3301 Nostrand Ave. Kairon Decaul, the mover, further informed the cops that Nakwon started ramming the stroller into the barrel blocking the passage; while his infant son inside it. Worried about her baby, Jessica yelled ‘The baby! The baby!’ According to Decaul, Foxworth then pulled a gun, chased his partner to his truck and then threatened Decaul before throwing the gun into the baby’s stroller. Nowak then forced terrified Jessica into the apartment.
At this point, police was called and upon their arrival, cops located the family through a peephole; realizing a standoff was coming up. However at around out 12:30 a.m. Jessica managed to come out of the apartment, alongside her son. She told the cops that equipped with a gun; her boyfriend was holding her captive. A team comprising six ‘Emergency Service Unit’ officers acted quickly and; the bullets started to fly.
Standing inside his bedroom, Foxworth fired 12rounds at cops, using his 9-mm. Browning semiautomatic handgun. When two of the officers were injured, the officers counterattacked and returned fires. Among the injured were Keenan, Kenneth Ayala, Matthew Granhan and Capt. Al Pizzano. Under treatment at Kings County Hosital, Foxworth was in critical but stable condition on Sunday morning.
Police said Foxworth faces attempted murder, assault on a police officer, and criminal possession of a weapon charges. He was also charged with menacing. It was two years ago when Foxworth was let out of prison, after serving 10 years in jail. He was accused of robbery, attempted murder as well as selling drugs in prison. Cops recovered one 22-caliber revolver from Foxworth’s pad. They also found a sawed-off military assault rifle that had a sniper-scope while 50 rounds of heavy ammunition were also recovered.