NYPD officer 'assassinated' in the Bronx

2017-07-05 15:35
An NYPD vehicle with a cracked window at the scene where a police officer was fatally shot in the Bronx section of New York. (Seth Wenig, AP)

An NYPD vehicle with a cracked window at the scene where a police officer was fatally shot in the Bronx section of New York. (Seth Wenig, AP)

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New York - Police say a 12-year veteran New York City officer was fatally shot while sitting in her patrol car with her partner in what one sergeant is calling a "clear assassination".

Police Sergeant Brendan Ryan says 48-year-old Officer Miosotis Familia died at a hospital early on Wednesday. He says the attack "appears to be an isolated incident - clear assassination".

They say a person believed to be a bystander was struck by a bullet and is in stable condition.

The attack happened in the Bronx around 12:30.

While the injured officer's partner radioed for assistance, other officers spotted the suspect running and confronted him. Police say the officers shot and killed the suspect after he drew a revolver on them.

Police identified the suspect as 34-year-old Alexander Bonds.

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