The networks are making a big deal about this here. the coverage has been interrupting network TV shows with scenes that resemble the OJ chase. I understand its tragic but, a housing cop got shot in East Harlem aka Spanish Harlem. Why is anyone surprised about this? A housing cop was in serious condition after being shot in East Harlem Tuesday night, sources said. The officer was struck by an assailant at 120th Street near the FDR Drive in East Harlem at around 8:30 p.m., according to law enforcement sources. One suspect was in custody and a weapon was recovered at the scene, sources said. The officer, who is a housing impact cop from the 23rd Precinct, was taken to Harlem Hospital in serious condition.