An off-duty cop shot and apprehended a suspected groper in a subway station in Harlem today. The shooting happened on the platform of an A train at the 125th Street station just after 12:30 p.m. According to the News, a mother screamed that her teen daughter had just been groped, and a second woman also came forward that she had been groped. The officer spotted the suspect sitting on a bench in front of the train: “As he approaches [the suspect] the officer identifies himself as a police officer,” said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne. “A struggle ensues and one round is discharged from the officer’s gun, striking the suspect in the [buttocks].“

The Post identified the suspect as 22-year-old Jacob Sanford; he is currently in stable condition at Harlem Hospital. The News says Sanford has 20 previous arrests on his record. The officer, a 19-year veteran who has spent his entire career in the Transit Bureau, wasn't injured in the scuffle. The A, B, C & D subway trains were bypassing the 125th Street station after the incident.