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Press Release # 149
Thursday, December 12, 2002

The New York City Police Department Announces Reward Increase To $20,000 For Information Leading To The Arrest And Conviction Of Four Suspects For The Attempted Murder Of An Off-Duty Police Officer

The New York City Police Department today announced that the reward has been increased to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of four suspects for the attempted murder of a New York City Police Officer on Tuesday, November 19, in Jersey City, New Jersey. COP SHOT (Citizens Outraged at Police Being Shot) has offered $10,000 to the reward fund, which adds to the $10,000 supplied by the New York City Police Foundation.

Police Officer Hung Nguyen was assaulted while he was off-duty in a bar in Jersey City. He sustained serious injuries, including paralysis below the chest. The four suspects (three men and one woman, respectively) are: Teo Nguyen, 22; Mai T Nguyen, 25; Binh Nguyen, 19; and Uyen Nguyem, age not known. Though the officer and the suspects share the same last name, they are not related.

The NYPD is conducting this investigation with the Jersey City Police Department. Anyone who has information pertaining to this case should call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or Cop Shot at (800) COP-SHOT. The Jersey City Police Department, Major Case Unit can be contacted at (201) 547-5383. All calls and information will be kept strictly confidential.

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