NYPD officer fatally shot inside patrol vehicle in the Bronx

New York cop shot in head in “unprovoked attack”

According to the New York Post, Bonds was previously involved in an attack on a police officer in 2001; sources told the paper that he beat an officer in Queens while wearing brass knuckles.

A bystander was hit in the stomach by a bullet in the shootout and is in stable condition, said Commissioner O'Neill.

A suspect was shot dead at the scene by police, according to the New York Post.

Please join us in praying for her. She had three children, including a set of twins. She was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she died, the New York Police Department said. The gunman was killed by police. Familia had been a 12-year veteran of the force.

He added that he heard gunshots after two seconds: "I saw an officer laying there in the ground unconscious in another officers" arms.

New York cop shot in head in “unprovoked attack”
NYPD officer shot, killed in unprovoked attack on patrol vehicle

The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Alexander Bonds, was subsequently shot and killed by Familia's colleagues after a block-long chase.

The deaths of the two officers stoked tensions between City Hall, the police department and reform-minded protesters who had voted de Blasio into office, turning out in large numbers. Outside, a line of officers saluted their fallen colleague; some escorted her body to the medical examiner's officer. As they confronted him, he pulled a revolver, and police fired, killing him.

Miosotis Familia was shot dead through a window in the Bronx, New York, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. He was now on parole for a 2014 robbery and had prior arrests for drug violations in 2000 and 2002. "After this sudden and shocking attack, her fellow officers came to her aid immediately". The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, had posted on Instagram that he wanted retribution for the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

Earlier in 2016, Louisiana adopted a measure dubbed the Blue Lives Matter bill, which made attacks on police officers a hate crime.

Police say there are no oustanding suspects and that this investigation is ongoing.



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