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TEENS ACCUSED OF FIRING BB'S AT ROOKIE OFFICER

A rookie police officer walking a beat in Harlem was hit with BB's from the roof of a church, and detectives later arrested two youths in the pellet gun attack, police said Sunday.

Officer Richard Medina was not hurt, because the pellets bounced off his protective vest.

Medina was assigned to the 28th Precinct after graduating from the Police Academy in November.

The attack occurred at about 9 p.m. Saturday, and detectives found two BB pellets, indicating the shooter was on the roof of Missionary Baptist Church. Within hours, police arrested Edwin Hernandez, 18, and Timothy Williams, 17, who both live nearby. A pellet gun was found in Hernandez's home, police said.

They were charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, burglary and criminal possession of a weapon.

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