Off-Duty Cop Shot While Breaking Up Domestic Dispute in Queens

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) take part in a promotion ceremony attended by New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at Police Headquarters on January 27, 2012 in New York City. Kelly appeared in the film "The Third Jihad" Muslim groups are asking him to step down, saying that the film they depicts Islam and its followers in a bad light. The film was shown to hundreds and maybe thousands of NYPD officers for training purposes. Commissioner Kelly refused to answer questions relating to rape allegations involving his son, TV host Greg Kelly. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images2012 Getty Images

NYPD officer Joseph Koch, 29, got a chance to impress his future in-laws when he bolted from a barbecue at his fiancé’s father's house in Jamaica on Sunday night to help a neighbor calling for help. A 10-year-old boy ran out to Koch, screaming, “He’s trying to kill my mother.” Police say that inside the house the woman was being beaten by ex-boyfriend Jose Bernazard. He allegedly rushed Koch when he entered the home, and in the ensuing struggle the officer's gun went off three times. Koch was shot in the left hand, and the ex-boyfriend was hit in the abdomen. Bernazard is in critical condition and has yet to be arrested or charged.