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NYPD officer assassinated while sitting in police vehicle

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NYPD officer assassinated while sitting in police vehicle

Early Wednesday, an NYPD officer was shot in the head while sitting in a police vehicle and has since died.

The officer, who has been identified as 48-year-old Miosotis Familia, had no warning before the suspect approached and shot him through the window of the car.

“It was an attempted cop assassination,” one law enforcement source told The New York Post.

“This is absolutely an unprovoked attack,” said NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill.

According to the commissioner, the suspect, 34-year-old Alexander Bonds, fired one round before Familia’s partner called for backup. Two more officers, Sgt. Keith Bryan and Officer Joseph Ayala, confronted Bonds after the shooting and shot Bonds dead. A silver revolver was found near Bonds’ body. A bystander was shot in the stomach and is now in stable condition.

Witness Jay Marzelli said of the scene, “I was in this bodega right here on Crescent, just getting a sandwich and all of a sudden there was all this running and stuff going on and I look out probably 40,50, 60 cops screaming, ‘Call a paramedic, clear the block!’”

“It looked like there was a riot going on… two seconds later I hear gunshots: bam, bam…. and then the police officer was just laying there in front of the stationary precinct – right here on Crescent and [E 183.],” Marzelli said. “I saw an officer laying there in the ground unconscious in another officer’s arms. Police officers screaming: ‘Get the f—ing paramedics.’”

“It was crazy — just insane. There were police officers everywhere.”

 

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