New York Post
January 8, 2011


Lawyer: Cops shot teen first

By WILLIAM J. GORTA

A teen who shot a plainclothes cop then was freed on bail while the officer was still in the hospital should sue the city -- because the cops shot him first, his lawyer says.

Elijah Foster-Bey, 17, who appeared in Brooklyn Supreme Court yesterday, is charged with wounding Richard Ramirez in East New York last October.

Cops say Foster-Bey fired six shots, hitting Ramirez twice in the leg and once in the vest.

But lawyer Robert DiDio said cops "shot my client in the back as he was going into the building -- before any other shots were fired."