Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 19 years
Badge # 4204
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Conviction overturned
Police Officer Elijah Stroud was off duty and was shot and killed after interrupting a robbery in progress at a butcher shop.
When Patrolman Stroud entered the butcher shop at 19 Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn, he realized there was a hold-up in progress. He drew his weapon and took cover. One suspect came up behind Patrolman Stroud and opened fire, striking him the head. The suspect then fled the store.
The suspects were later apprehended. Both suspects were convicted of murder after five trials. Their murder conviction was later overturned.
Patrolman Stroud had served with the New York City Police Department for 19 years and was survived by his wife and three children. He was assigned to the 80th Precinct.