In a tragic incident a NYPD officer was fatally shot as she sat in a command vehicle in New York.
The slain officer was identified as Miosotis Familia, 48, a 12-year veteran of the police force. She was assigned to the 46th Precinct.
She and her partner were sitting in a police command vehicle in the Bronx. She was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she died, the New York Police Department said.
The suspect, Alexander Bonds, 34, allegedly drew a revolver as officers confronted him. He was shot and killed by police about a block away, police Commissioner James O’Neill said.
Surveillance footage shows the suspected 34-year-old shooter marching toward the command post “with purpose,”.
The cop’s partner frantically screamed into his police radio for help.
Familia was critically wounded and rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she died. A line of police saluted the fallen officer outside the hospital as she was escorted to the medical examiner.
Officers with an NYPD anti-crime unit flocked to the distress call and confronted the fleeing gunman a block away on Morris Ave. He brandished a silver revolver and police opened fire, killing him.
An apparent bystander was struck by a bullet during the encounter, police said. The person, who was not identified, is in stable condition at a local hospital.