Devin Spraggins

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Devin Spraggins has been charged with shooting NYPD officer Brett Bollins in Queens.

Police have arrested and charged a suspect in the shooting of rookie NYPD cop Brett Boller in Queens, officials said.

Devin Spraggins, 22, on Friday was hit with charges of first-degree attempted murder of a police officer, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and obstruction of government administration.

“Today we are announcing the arrest of a 22-year-old Queens man for the shooting of an NYPD officer earlier this week Wednesday,” New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said during a morning press conference.


Devin Spraggins is 22 years old.

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The commissioner added that Spraggins will be charged later today and vowed that he will be “held to account.”

Spraggins — who was busted by federal officers in the Bronx overnight — allegedly fired a single shot at Boller after a violent dispute over a seat on board an MTA bus in Jamaica on Wednesday.

NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig told reporters Friday that after gunning down Boller and throwing away his sweatshirt and jacket, Spraggins was caught on video getting into a black Nissan Lyft, which was tracked to a home at 215th Street and 102nd Avenue in Queens.

Police were then able to find social media accounts belonging to people living at the home on 215th Street and find a possible match to the shooting suspect.

A search warrant was obtained and executed around 7 p.m. Thursday at that address, where police seized a pair of sneakers, which Essig said were believed to have been worn by Spraggins — although the suspect himself was not there at the time.

Detectives obtained leads that linked Spraggins to another address in the Bronx, and at 9 p.m., members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force converged on a home in the 4500 block of Bronx Boulevard and apprehended Spraggins “quickly and without incident.”

A 9mm handgun was recovered from the scene. It’s unclear whether it was the same weapon used in the cop’s shooting, but shells and a magazine of the caliber were found at the site of the shooting.

The shooting incident began at about 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, when Essig said Spraggins boarded a city bus and confronted a passenger by yelling at him: “Why are you staring at me? Get out of my seat?”

The 22-year-old suspect then allegedly pulled a gun on the rider, prompting the MTA driver to flag down two police officers who were in the area, cops said.

Spraggins then fled on foot after pushing an NYPD officer out of the way. But Boller — who has been on the force only three months — gave chase.

Harrowing surveillance video obtained by The Post showed Spraggins tussling with Boller on the ground in the middle of 161st Street, before he allegedly opened fire, striking the officer in the right hip.

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As the gunman ran away, he ditched his jacket, mask, and sweatshirt to change his appearance, which was later recovered from a parking garage.

Boller was helped by his fellow NYPD officers at the scene, before being rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he was recovering following surgery.

Boller, from Hauppauge, Long Island, is the son of an NYPD inspector in the Brooklyn North precinct.

“I spoke with inspector Don Boller,” Essig said Friday. “He and his family are very relieved and grateful, but being a member of the Detective Bureau he was not surprised at the swiftness of the arrest.”


Essig said of Spraggins that he was “not known” to the NYPD before Wednesday and has no arrest record he could speak of, adding: “We know he’s transient. He bounces around from here to here.”

The Post has uncovered, however, that the 22-year-old does have a juvenile arrest history in New York, which includes two robbery charges from July 10, 2014, and an assault count from July 9, 2014.