Wednesday, July 5, 2017

‘Assassinated’: NYPD officer shot and killed while sitting in a police vehicle, officials say

 Chief Jesus Eddie Campa and his staff send prayers and condolences to the family of Officer Miosotis Familia.  Chief Jesus Campa stated "This has gotten out of control.  The respect we once had for police is gone.  We need to shift our priorities to rebuild respect for our law enforcement community."

A New York City police officer was shot and killed in anunprovoked attackas she was sitting inside a police vehicle early Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Officer Miosotis Familia was sitting inside a New York Police Department command vehicle with her partner when she was shot and killed, police said. The deadly shooting — which the city’s police commissioner labeled an assassination — happened at 12:30 a.m. in the Bronx.

Familia, a 12-year NYPD veteran, was initially reported in extremely critical condition. But Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced on Twitter several hours later that Familia had died.

“Based on what we know right now, this was an unprovoked attack against police officers who work to keep this great city safe,” O’Neill said at a news conference early Wednesday. Familia’s partner was not injured in the attack.
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.
Police said Familia’s partner immediately called for help.
Officers confronted the suspected gunman about a block away from the scene of the shooting. The suspect was shot and killed after he drew a silver revolver, police said. He was identified by the authorities as 34-year-old Alexander Bonds.
At least 65 law enforcement officers had been killed in the United States through July 4, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a nonprofit group that monitors line-of-duty deaths — a 25 percent increase over the same period last year.

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