Wall Street Journal

Upd. July 5, 2017 6:56 a.m.


New York City Police Officer Fatally Shot in Patrol Car

Attack on 48-year-old Officer Miosotis Familia, who died at the hospital, is called a ‘clear assassination’

By CORINNE RAMEY

Emergency personnel stand near the scene where a police officer was fatally shot while sitting in her patrol car in the Bronx section of New York on July 5. PHOTO: SETH WENIG/ASSOCIATED PRESS

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK—Police say a New York City officer who was shot while sitting in her patrol car has died in what they called a “clear assassination.”

Police Sgt. Brendan Ryan says 48-year-old Officer Miosotis Familia died at a hospital early Wednesday.

Police say other officers shot and killed the suspect after he drew a revolver on them. They say a person believed to be a bystander was struck by a bullet and is in stable condition.

The attack happened in the Bronx around 12:30 a.m. while the officer was sitting in her vehicle with her partner. Her partner radioed for help. Other officers spotted the suspect and began chasing him.

The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Alexander Bonds.

Mr. Ryan says police are unaware of any connection between Mr. Bonds and Ms. Familia.