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Crime NYPD: Officer shot, wounded in 'assassination attempt'

09:05  09 february  2020
09:05  09 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

'Assassination attempt': 2 NYPD officers shot in separate ambushes; one suspect in custody

  'Assassination attempt': 2 NYPD officers shot in separate ambushes; one suspect in custody "I want New Yorkers to be clear, this was an attempt to assassinate police officers," Mayor Bill de Blasio said after the first of two shootings.Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, speaking after the first shooting, said two officers were in a marked van with its lights flashing at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when they were shot at.

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An NYPD van at Lincoln Hospital after a police officer that was sitting in the van was shot on Simpson Street in the Bronx, NY.Christopher Sadowski. The incident was reminiscent of the 2014 assassination of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were randomly shot dead by a

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers narrowly escaped with their lives when a gunman fired into their patrol van Saturday night, wounding one of them in an attack officials called an attempted assassination.

This photo provided by the New York Police Department shows a police van with a bullet hole above the door handle after a shooting in the Bronx borough of New York on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. A New York City police officer was wounded by gunfire in the Bronx on Saturday night in what Commissioner Dermot Shea called © Provided by Associated Press This photo provided by the New York Police Department shows a police van with a bullet hole above the door handle after a shooting in the Bronx borough of New York on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. A New York City police officer was wounded by gunfire in the Bronx on Saturday night in what Commissioner Dermot Shea called "an assassination attempt." (New York Police Department via AP)

The ambush, which Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said “should outrage all New Yorkers,” happened just before 8:30 pm in the South Bronx.

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New York police officer Miosotis Familia, 48, was killed after she was shot in the head early Familia was " assassinated in an unprovoked attack on cops" when a suspect shot through the window of the The commissioner sent a letter to the members of the NYPD , calling the killing an assassination .

The officer at the wheel of the van was grazed in the chin and neck, but he avoided serious injury, Shea said. He was expected to released from the hospital Sunday.

“He is lucky to be alive," Shea said. “He is expected to make a full recovery and it is a miracle.”

Shea recalled other unprovoked assaults on police officers sitting in their patrol vehicles.

In 2017, a gunman killed Officer Miosotis Familia as she sat in her patrol vehicle in the Bronx. In 2014, two officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were shot dead in their patrol car in Brooklyn by a man upset about recent police killings of unarmed black men. Shea said Ramos and Liu's deaths were “not something that engenders anything but the worst memories.”

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  Gunman In Custody After Opening Fire In Bronx Precinct House, 12 Hours After ‘Assassination’ Attempt On 2 Other Cops Another NYPD officer has been shot, possibly by the same suspect as from an ambush in the Bronx Saturday night that left two officers wounded.Police say the shooter is believed to be the same person sought from a Saturday shooting in which one NYPD officer was shot after he and his partner were ambushed sitting in their marked police van in the Bronx.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, condemned the latest attack at a news briefing outside the Bronx hospital where the wounded officer was being treated.

“There’s too much hatred in general, there’s too much hatred being directed at our officers, and it has to end,” the mayor said. “We have to move forward in a situation like this and find a way to create a peaceful society, not one where those who protect us are in danger in this way.”

The two uniformed officers, partners for eight years and friends since middle school, were sitting in their van with emergency lights activated when a man approached them and engaged them in conversation, Shea said.

The man asked the officers for directions, then pulled out a gun “without provocation,” the commissioner said. The man fired multiple shots, striking the officer behind the wheel. Shea said the officer's carotid artery narrowly avoided injury.

Neither officer returned fire. The officer's partner drove him to a hospital nearby. Shea called both officers “heroic” for their composure and said their long association made for “an amazing story.”

Officers had a basic description of the gunman, who fled after the shooting, but his identity was unknown. Security video that appeared to capture the shooting shows the van driving quickly away as a man appeared to point something at the fleeing vehicle.

The officers had been stationed in the neighborhood because of recent drug activity and violence, Shea said.

The president of the police union, Pat Lynch, said the department will use “all its resources” to bring the shooter to justice.

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An officer and lieutenant were shot within 12 hours over the weekend in the Bronx, allegedly at the hands of the same suspect. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); “Here we have New York City police officers, twice in 12 hours, targeted,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Sunday. “By the grace of God that we’re not planning a funeral.”Officer Paul Stroffolini has been treated and released from the hospital. Lt. Jose Gautreaux, a 15-year veteran, will likely go home today.

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