Two New York Metropolis cops have been shot in a Harlem gunfight Friday night time — one fatally and one critically wounded — days after a 16-year-old boy allegedly wounded one other officer within the Bronx, in response to police sources.
An NYPD spokesperson confirmed that two officers had been shot close to 119 West one hundred and thirty fifth Road within the NYPD’s thirty second Precinct however stated their situations weren’t instantly obtainable. They have been rushed to Harlem Hospital.
Regardless of earlier indications that each officers had died, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell stated throughout a late-night information briefing that one had died and the opposite was preventing for his life.
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She stated the slain officer was simply 22 years outdated.
The suspect additionally died.
“It’s our metropolis in opposition to the killers,” Mayor Eric Adams stated in the course of the information briefing. “This was not an assault on three courageous officers. This was an assault on the town of New York.”
“It’s our metropolis in opposition to the killers. This was not an assault on three courageous officers. This was an assault on the town of New York.”
Officers arrived at an residence in response to a home violence name involving a mom and her son at round 6:30 p.m. Friday.
The son opened hearth, sources advised Fox Information, putting each officers.
A 3rd NYPD officer returned hearth, putting the suspect.
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NYPD dispatch logs obtained by Fox Information Digital present the decision got here in from a lady having a dispute along with her son.
Police stated the mom had no accidents and no weapons
Police arrived and met the caller and her son. After a short dialog, she advised the officers her different son, who had been concerned within the dispute, was within the again bed room.
One officer remained within the entrance of the residence as the opposite two went down the slim hallway to the again bed room – and the suspect kicked the door open and commenced firing, in response to authorities.
As he tried to depart the residence by the entrance door, the third officer shot him twice.
Police stated they recovered a stolen .45-caliber Glock handgun with a high-capacity journal that had been stolen in Baltimore years in the past.
Dispatchers referred to as for an ambulance instantly. Then for a blood financial institution. The officers have been rushed to Harlem Hospital.
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The NYPD stated it shut down one hundred and thirty fifth avenue between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevards and urged vacationers to keep away from the world.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted Friday night time that the state was prepared to help the Huge Apple “in any means vital.”
“My coronary heart is with Harlem, the officers and their households,” she wrote.
Alvin Bragg, Manhattan’s new progressive district lawyer, referred to as the shootings a “horrible tragedy.”
“I’m deeply sorry for the households,” he advised Fox Information Digital Friday night. “The officers who serve and shield us danger their lives day by day. Violence in opposition to police can’t be tolerated and shooters have to be held accountable.”
Bragg on Thursday backed away from an earlier memo he’d circulated in his workplace that referred to as on his deputies to search for options to jail sentences for some offenses and to work to lower the inhabitants of suspects in pretrial detention.
“That is what you get with woke politicians, that is what you get with woke prosecutors, absolute disrespect for the legislation and disrespect for the police, which leads to useless heroes,” Daniel Bibb, a retired Manhattan assistant district lawyer, advised Fox Information Digital.
“That is what you get with woke politicians, that is what you get with woke prosecutors, absolute disrespect for the legislation and disrespect for the police, which leads to useless heroes.”
Lee Zeldin, a GOP congressman and a Republican candidate for New York governor, stated, “This has to cease.”
Lawyer Common Merrick Garland additionally weighed in, along with his spokesman saying he’d spoken with new NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell.
“He expressed his condolences and advised her that the division and @FBI are standing by to help,” the spokesman stated. “He talked about that FBI is already in contact with counterparts at @NYPD.”
Former New York Metropolis Mayor Rudy Giuliani tweeted: “Our prayers for the 22 yr outdated NYPD officer who gave his life tonight defending his fellow New Yorkers. And our prayers for the restoration of his 27 yr outdated companion who was gravely wounded.”
Video posted to Citizen reveals an enormous police presence on the scene with yellow tape closing off a piece of the street.
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On Tuesday, a juvenile rapper allegedly shot the Bronx officer – and it turned obvious later that he had been positioned on probation for unlawful firearms possession simply final month. On Wednesday, a gunman’s stray bullet tore by the face of an 11-month-old lady sitting within the backseat of her mom’s automobile, additionally within the Bronx, in response to authorities.
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One other metropolis cop had been injured earlier this week, and previous to that, an off-duty officer was shot whereas sleeping in his automobile on Jan. 1, in response to FOX 5 New York.
In all, Friday’s officers have been the fourth and fifth shot to this point within the first three weeks of 2022.
The violence comes as violent crimes, particularly shootings and murders, are on the rise in lots of elements of the nation. A number of cities – Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis, to call a number of – reported upticks in murders in 2021.
Fox Information’ Stephanie Pagones contributed to this report.
It is a creating information story.