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NYPD Officer Dies After Being Shot in Vehicle

BRONX, NY — A police officer was fatally shot early Wednesday as she sat in a command vehicle in New York, authorities said.

Miosotis Familia, 48, was shot just after midnight while 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 department is calling it an “unprovoked attack.”

The suspect, 34-year-old Alexander Bonds, allegedly drew a revolver as he was confronted by officers. He was shot and killed by police about a block away, Police Commissioner James O’Neill said.

Police said Familia was a 12-year veteran working in the 46th Precinct.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the officers’ efforts during a press conference early Wednesday morning.

“She was on duty, serving this city, protecting people, doing what she believed in and doing the job she loved,” he told reporters. “After this sudden and shocking attack, her fellow officers came to her aid immediately.”

Another person was struck by a bullet during the encounter, police said. The person, who was not identified, was believed to be a bystander and is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Police said they recovered a silver revolver at the scene. The motive behind the shooting is unclear. The investigation is ongoing.

51 comments

  • stay out of the cities

    Folks, do yourselves a favor to find out how bad this anti-cop movement really is. Visit the web site VLADTV and research this shooting. Read the comments of some of the people and let me know how comfortable you’d feel with these people as your neighbors. These people are bad news – enemy of the state at least – domestic terrorists at worst. Wouldn’t be one bit surprised if martial law isn’t imposed before too long.

  • McCracken

    This anti-police sentiment is sheer lunacy. Seriously, try imagine a world without police. It is baffling, to me.

  • Fredric

    Back to the subject, people. There was a cop shot and killed in Fordham in the Bronx, NY.

    There was a bystander also shot and in serious but stable condition.

    Bleep the rest of the chatter as it is babble.

  • Sam I Am

    Wow now a great excuse to loot and pillage the city.
    TV’s, Stereos, sneakers (no work boots)
    Air conditioner, scratch that, they are too heavy, and require physical work.

  • Really?

    Waiting for BLM to make their statement? As a white man, I made my statement renouncing the acts of James Hodgkinson regarding the shooting of Congressman Steve…oh wait, I’m white so I don’t have to do that.

    • amish is as amish does

      They’re trying to figure out which one will better their cause. Decisions, decisions…

  • Archie Beal

    I am perfectly fine with not being permitted to have firearms. I am not buying into the nonsense that you need to protect yourself from the law enforcement .

  • Archie Beal

    You will all see. When your forced to surrender your firearms or go to to jail. It will happen. People are demonstrating daily that are not responsible enough to retain the privilege of possessing a firearm. The mentality of today’s society feels they are owed this and everything else. They’re not. If the government makes the decision to repeal and rewrite the 2nd ammendment, guess what it will happen, guess what you will lose your firearms and guess what all you tough talkers won’t do anything about. You will surrender your firearms as instructed or go to jail. Either way your firearms will go away. Something needs to change in this country and it needs to start here and now. It will make it a better and safer society when it happens .

    • only in your dreams

      Only in your dreams, pyscho boy. What are we this week Archie? Last week you were a decorated Vietnam Veteran – let me guess, Russian defector? No, no – how about 9/11 pit worker – that’s always a good one. you must be on some real heavy meds…

  • archie beal

    Did I mention that I’m a card-carrying member of NAMBLA, and I’m starting a petition to get Jerry Sandusky out of jail? After all, love is love, right?

  • redneck

    Did the farmer down the road just spread fertilizer on his fields? Oh, never mind – it’s just Archie Beal speaking again. It’ll go away after the first thunderstorm.

  • Fredric

    Noticeably missing in the news report AND all the dribble is the 46th precinct in The Bronx is in Fordham, a bad area.

    Just thought we could be on track AND intelligent. At no point does the Four Six border the 2nd Amendment or Frackville as discussed here.

    I guess the person doing the “cut and paste” doesn’t even know where the Four Six is. That’s why NYC tells us to go cut and paste ourselves.

  • LONGGREYSOCKS

    I might have to get a gun permit in frackville. A lot of new yorkers and northern jersey folk have been moving to our area the last few years. Walking town is changing a bit.

  • Fredric

    This is not and should not be a discussion on any amendment. U. K. Ceased registered firearms decades ago. Now only the bad guys have them. London, U. K. is a terrorist playground. It’s the Same in Chicago, IL. Australia is following suit.

    This is one bad guy in The Bronx, NY with an illegal hand gun. The NYPD got their culprit in one block.

  • Lance

    Another check from the BLM movement and those hildabeast supporters who call for violence against the police. What will the liberal media bias and others say about this one? Blame Trump he is responsible for the act. Totally despicable all those who protest against the police.

    • blue lives matter

      I’m waiting for BLM to make a statement and publicly renounce his actions. The silence is deafening.

  • Archie Beal

    Exactly Lloyd. Make them all illegal, confiscate and destroy. There will be an amnesty period for voluntary turn in but after that time has elapsed and you are are found in possession, you will be arrested and charged with a felony offense. I never claimed this to be a quick and easy process but in time it will work and accomplish what needs to be accomplished. That being rid the general public of all firearms because they prove every day to be irresponsible and non deserving to retain this privilege.

    • LLoyd Schmucatelli

      God, you really are stupid.

      My guess is, you’re actually pro-gun and this is your way of exaggerating the joke.

      • Fredric

        WRONG. I’m the citizen who feels everyone should be able to file for a license thus everyone’s fingerprints would be on file. It’s working West of the Mississippi River.

        This is about a good police department doing an impossible job in an areas so “bad” the police coverage here would be laughable even on a per capita basis. It’s a different kind of policing.

        I’ve lived and worked in The Bronx and NYC.

    • wrong, fool

      It’s not a privilege, azzhat, it’s a Constitutionally protected right. You should be arrested and tried for treason and sedition.

  • Archie Beal

    He we go again . Another reason why the 2nd ammendment needs to be rewritten. Firearms should only be permitted by law enforcement and military personnel. There needs to be a nationwide endeavor to collect all firearms. Society proves daily they don’t deserve. Need to follow England’s example and destroy all firearms. This is ridiculous .

    • Lloyd Schmucatelli

      Ok, I’ll be your huckleberry!

      Repeal it and make them illegal.

      Then what genius?

      Confiscation?

      HAHAHAHA.

      Good luck.

    • JP

      Terrorists don’t use “guns” to kill so rewriting the second amendment will do nothing. Smarten up. Maybe if more legal carrying citizens were around the shooter would of been taken out before he got a shot off saving the life of the officer.

    • Lloyd Schmucatelli

      Repealing the 2nd amendment is like liberal porn. Sounds good, looks great, NEVER gonna happen!

    • pot smoker

      Idiot , When the gun free zone works in Chicago , then you can try your stupid change the country and give guns only to corrupt cops / military . Lets see what idiots we take in the military and the power hungry cops and what they would do in a totalitarian society . An illegal guns in the hands of crooks is greater reason to arm the population , You would deliver us to evil .

    • redneck

      You truly are delusional, misinformed and hopeless. First of all, firearms are not outlawed in the UK – although it is difficult to obtain handguns for lawful purposes. There is a constant stream of handguns being smuggled into the UK including ‘blank’ and ‘starter’ pistols. The ‘blank’ pistols are being modified and machined into usable firearms and sold to people that want to defend themselves. Second of all, firearms aren’t going anywhere in the USA – but maybe you should. Enough with your drivel and rhetoric already. Ask anyone from Australia how their gun free state is working out for them. Violent crime and homicides are up since their confiscation scheme.

    • john williams

      Archie, do us all a favor and go to the UK and live as a subject to the Queen. You can inspire us by being a trailblazer.

    • redneck

      No pictures anywhere yet, so you probably know what that means. He was a felon for priors, and also attacked a police officer with brass knuckles in the past. He’s in a better place now – the morgue. Prayers for the officer and all our men and women in blue.

    • we have a winner

      Ding ding ding – we have a winner! Right you are – he is… (as if we needed proof). Imagine that. Waiting for BLM to make a statement renouncing his actions. (***crickets***)

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