Eugene Pitts, 50, of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, is not licensed to carry a gun and has been under law enforcement scrutiny for his role in the dramatic gun battle inside a Bedford-Stuyvesant auto shop on Saturday night.
The Brooklyn district attorney’s office said Monday that Pitts was in the clear.
Some have hailed him as a hero. “I’m grateful for that,” Pitts told the Daily News.
Pitts was hanging out inside the shop with friends Saturday when four or five robbers ordered everyone onto the ground, police sources said.
Source: Henrick Karoliszyn, Oren Yaniv, Alison Gendar and Barry Paddock for the N.Y. Daily News.