Heartbreaking Details Emerge in Assassination of Female Police Officer

July 05, 2017Jul 05, 2017

Heartbreaking details are emerging in what authorities are calling an assassination of a female police officer. The shooting happened at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in New York City, shortly after the Independence Day celebrations.

48-year-old New York City police officer Miosotis Familia was sitting in a police van in the Bronx when a man identified as 34-year-old Alexander Bonds walked up to the side of the vehicle and shot her in the head through the window at point-blank range, according to the New York Post.

“My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! Hurry up, central!” Familia’s partner screamed over her radio, according to the Washington Post.

Bonds fired only one shot with his revolver before running from the scene. Two other officers caught up with him a block away.

That’s when Bonds pulled his gun on the officers but was shot dead before he could hit them. An unidentified bystander was struck by a bullet. It’s unclear if the bullet came from the officers’ guns or Bonds’ gun. That bystander is stable condition.

Officer Familia, meanwhile, was rushed to a hospital in extremely critical condition but died within hours. Authorities don’t believe Bonds was specifically targeting the 12-year NYPD veteran.


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