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A Bronx man arrested twice this year for gun possession and potentially facing years behind bars escaped the long arm of the law twice, the Daily News has learned.

Ebrima Faal’s arresting officers in one bust was shot to death two months later in a tragic case of friendly fire. And the cop who claimed to catch him with a gun in the other case went on to be arrested for child porn.

When both cases were tossed out last week because of the fates of his arresting officers, Faal, 21, celebrated on Facebook, writing “JUST BEAT 2 GUN CASES” above an emoji of a flexing bicep. His jubilant message soon garnered over 130 likes from pals and more than 50 comments of praise like “As u should my guy.”

But when the Daily News caught up with 21-year-old Faal he was less effusive.

“I’m just a victim,” he said Tuesday. “I’m sorry. I’m not happy about what happened.”

“I can’t talk about the cases,” he added. “Of course, I’m not guilty.”

Ebrima Faal walked into a Bronx courthouse with two gun arrests hanging over him and walked out with both cases dismissed. He then boasted about it on Facebook, as pictured here.
Ebrima Faal walked into a Bronx courthouse with two gun arrests hanging over him and walked out with both cases dismissed. He then boasted about it on Facebook, as pictured here.

NYPD sources insist Faal was carrying guns in both incidents and that he’s fortunate to be free.

On July 17, Faal was busted for possession of a .25-caliber handgun at Crotona Ave. and Garden St., just up the block from where he lives with his parents, police sources said.

The arresting officer, Brian Mulkeen, was killed Sept. 29 during a tragic case of friendly fire while trying to arrest Antonio Williams, an armed ex-con who bolted when cops tried to question him about gang activity.

Police said Williams reached for his own gun but Mulkeen fired his weapon five times before the ex-con could get off a shot. The officers behind Mulkeen started shooting as well, striking Mulkeen twice and killing him. Williams also died in the blaze of bullets.