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NYPD sergeant known as the ‘karate cop’ shot child’s mother


Friday, December 25, 2015, 11:16 PM

Jose Guerrero was praised for spending his free time running a Yonkers karate school.Ken Goldfield for New York Daily News

Jose Guerrero was praised for spending his free time running a Yonkers karate school.

An NYPD sergeant and local karate sensei was busted for shooting the mother of his child in the neck in Yonkers Wednesday night, local authorities said.

Jose Guerrero, 49, fired his handgun at the 39-year-old victim after a domestic dispute escalated in his apartment, the Yonkers Police Department said.

The Bronx cop, who works in the 45th Precinct, was taken into custody at his Warburton Ave. home after the bleeding victim stumbled just before midnight Wednesday into the Emergency Room at St. John’s Hospital in Yonkers, police said.

The woman, who was treated and released with a wound to the neck, told cops she had been fighting with Sgt. Guerrero earlier that night.

Guerrero, on the force since 1999, is also a fifth-degree blackbelt — the News once dubbed him the “karate cop” — who founded a Yonkers dojo for local kids.

After his superiors learned of his arrest on second degree assault charges, the sergeant was suspended without pay, an NYPD spokesman said.

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