Photo: Officer Miosotis Familia/ Courtesy: FDNY Engine 63 Ladder 39 Facebook page
A New York City police officer was shot and killed in an “unprovoked attack” as she was sitting inside a police vehicle early Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Officer Miosotis Familia was sitting inside a New York Police Department command vehicle at 12:30 a.m. with her partner when she was shot and killed. The city’s police commissioner labeled the shooting an assassination.
Familia was wrapping up her shift when the gunman fired a shot through the window and struck her in the head, police said.
“My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! Hurry up central!” Familia’s partner was heard screaming into a police radio, according to the Associated Press.
Two other officers located the suspect a block away from the scene. The suspect was shot and killed after he drew a silver revolver, police said.
He was identified by the authorities as 34-year-old Alexander Bonds.
The shooting was reminiscent of the 2014 deaths of two New York police officers who were shot at point-blank range while sitting in their car.
Officer Miosotis Familia was the mother of three children and and a former Red Cross Medical Assistant. Sje was a nurse at New York University Hospital before joining the NYPD.
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