Community leaders organized an event outside temple Gurdwara Sant Sagar in Bellerose, Queens to hold a memorial for the victims of the August 5th Oak Creek, WI shooting where Wade Michael Page, 40, walked into a Sikh temple and fatally shot six people and critically wounded a police officer.
NYPD Sergeant Craig Bier, 44, is released from the hospital after he was shot Wednesday evening. Bier had chased a suspect near the intersection of Union Hall St. and 107th Ave. in Jamaica, Queens when the man shot at Bier hitting him in each leg. Bier was operated on to remove the bullets and is expected to make a full recovery. The suspect is still on the loose with a citywide manhunt searching for John Thomas, 24, of Queens. Police believe Bier, who returned gunfire, struck Thomas at least once and that he may be injured and is being harbored. A $22,000 reward has been offered for his capture.