A New York Police Department sergeant has been killed and another officer wounded in a shoot out with the suspect of a home invasion robbery.
CBS2 New York reports that the officers responded to a robbery in the Bronx not too far away from the zoo.
Witnesses told the officers that the suspect drove away. The cops ID’d the car and had pulled over the suspected bad guy, when he reportedly opened fire on them.
A police sergeant was fatally shot and another was injured in in the Bronx. The suspect was shot and killed. https://t.co/F3mgVaFr5u
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 4, 2016
One officer, struck in the head, arrived at Jacobi Medical Center in “grave” condition, later dying of his injuries. The other officer was hit in the legs, but his injuries aren’t thought to be life-threatening.
The suspect is also dead.
Here’s a view of the scene:
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) November 4, 2016
People are praying for the remaining officer and the families of those involved:
— Kenneth Spence (@kennethspence) November 4, 2016
Glad the #NYPD shot the man who was responsible for shooting those two officers ?, all prayers go to them ???
— Jamal??? (@jamaljennings_) November 4, 2016
The shooting occurred in broad daylight near Noble Avenue and Bronx River Avenue in the Bronx about 3 o’clock Friday afternoon.
As NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio put it:
“The city is in mourning and the NYPD is in mourning.”
The identities of the officers haven’t been released yet.