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Police were on the lookout for the person who they say seriously wounded a Laurelton man in front of his family during a carjacking Monday night.

Milton Miller was near his BMW 750 sedan outside his longtime home on 132nd Road around 10 p.m., when he was approached by a armed robber, police said. The suspect shot Miller, a former NYPD officer, twice in the chest and drove off in the luxury car.

“His wife and his son were holding him,” said a neighbor, who asked not to be named.

The neighbor, who has lived on the block for more than 20 years, said she called 911 and rushed over to the Miller family for aid. Police and EMTs arrived on the scene quickly, according to the neighbor, and Miller was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition.

He was upgraded to being in serious but stable condition Tuesday morning, according to hospital officials. No arrests were made in the violent carjacking and the investigation was ongoing as of press time Tuesday, police said.

Miller’s family, which includes his wife, four adult children and several grandchildren, were unavailable for comment.

Miller, 67, had worked for the Police Department during the early 1970s and currently works in Manhattan as a chauffeur, according to the neighbor. She said Miller had also created and runs a community service program in Brooklyn aimed at helping youth in the city with their studies.

“He’s helped me and my children for years,” the neighbor said.

The neighbor said Miller and his family has lived on the block for more than 30 years and never had any enemies or threats made against him.

“We’re scared. This doesn’t happen here. It’s a quiet block,” she said.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers at 1−800−­577−TIPS or log on to nypdcrimestoppers.com. All reports will be kept confidential.

Reach reporter Ivan Pereira by e−mail at ipereira@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718−229−0300, Ext. 146.

Posted 6:35 pm, October 10, 2011
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