Upd. Nov. 5, 2016 | 11:28am  


Injured NYPD sergeant released from hospital after deadly gunfight

By Kenneth Garger

Officers investigate the scene of the shooting in the Bronx. Photo: Matthew McDermott

The tough-as-nails sergeant wounded in the gunfight with an ex-con in the Bronx that left another officer dead has been released from the hospital, officials said.

Sgt. Emmanuel Kwo, 30, is recovering at his East Harlem apartment — less than 24 hours after being shot in the right leg multiple times during a shootout with cop killer Manuel Rosales.

The nine-year NYPD veteran left Jacobi Hospital late last night.

Hours earlier Kwo, Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo and several other officers approached Rosales inside his red Jeep at 1575 Noble Avenue in the Van Nest section.

The officers had been responding to a report of an armed home invasion by Rosales at the home of his estranged wife.

They spotted his vehicle nearby at 1460 Beach Avenue and eventually boxed Morales in next to the Noble Playground about 2:45 p.m.

Morales, of Brentwood, LI, opened fire once Tuozzolo left his police vehicle, fatally striking him in the head and the chest.

During the ensuing shootout that left Morales dead, Kwo was struck by several bullets.

Officials at the scene on Nov. 4. Photo: Richard Harbus.
Officials at the scene on Nov. 4. Photo: Richard Harbus
Photo: Matthew McDermott
Photo: Richard Harbus.
Photo: Richard Harbus.
Photo: Matthew McDermott