Monday, 16 July, 2018

Police Officer Critically Injured in 'Unprovoked Attack' in The Bronx

Police Officer Critically Injured in 'Unprovoked Attack' in The Bronx Police Officer Critically Injured in 'Unprovoked Attack' in The Bronx
Connie Andrews | 06 July, 2017, 01:24

Alexander Bonds, 34, was the suspected shooter who killed 48-year-old NYPD officer Miosotis Familia early Saturday morning in the Bronx.

The incident occurred at about 12:30 a.m.at East 183rd Street and Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights.

Police say a New York City officer who was shot while sitting in her patrol auto has died in what they're calling a "clear assassination".

Bonds was then shot and killed by other officers, according to the New York Daily News.

According to NBC New York, Familia found her calling on the police force later in life, joining in her 30s.

"When you see someone that's making threats, doing something against police officers, you need to let us know", said Lynch, president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association. "Nah, police be killing them and saying that an inmate killed them".

She and her partner were sitting in a police command vehicle in the Bronx. A bystander was hit by a bullet when the police were firing at the suspect.

Familia, a mother of three who had been with the NYPD for 12 years, was pronounced dead at a hospital about three hours after the shooting.

Familia was wrapping up her shift when the gunman fired a shot through the window and struck her in the head, the Associated Press reported. Cops say he was on parole for a 2014 robbery in Syracuse. She leaves behind 3 children.

Her partner immediately radioed for help. He brandished a silver revolver and police opened fire, killing him. The ex-convict was later shot dead by police after pulling a gun on the officers.

The officer was assigned to the 46th Precinct's Anti Crime unit.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed his gratitude for the slain officer's service to the city on Wednesday morning, according to The New York Times. The suspect allegedly drew a revolver as officers confronted him, and he was shot and killed by police, O'Neill said. That person is in a stable condition.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing. Outside the Bronx hospital where Familia died, Commissioner O'Neill elaborated on the attack.

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