Official: 1 officer killed, 1 seriously injured in shooting in New York

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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Police Department officer was killed and another seriously injured Friday night after responding to a domestic disturbance call, a law enforcement official said.

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Police Department officer was killed and another seriously injured Friday night after responding to a domestic disturbance call, a law enforcement official said.

A suspect was also killed in the shooting in Harlem, said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly and did so on condition of anonymity.

The manager said a call came in shortly after 5 p.m. from a mother needing help with her son. Three officers responded to the ground floor apartment on 135th Street.

They spoke to the mother in a front room, then two officers went to a back room where the son was, and shots rang out, the official said.

Audio of the police dispatch captured part of the chaotic scene, including an officer screaming for help and another officer informing the dispatcher that two officers had been shot.

An officer calls for “three buses” or ambulances to the scene, a six-story building and police to block traffic on the road to nearby Harlem Hospital. The building sits one block between two iconic Harlem avenues: Malcolm X Boulevard and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.

Mayor Eric Adams was at the hospital where officers were taken after the shooting, the third time in four days officers have faced gunfire on the job. Inside the hospital entrance, a row of officers stood side by side at the top of some stairs.

An officer was injured in the leg Tuesday night in the Bronx during a fight with a teenager who also took his own life. On Thursday, a narcotics detective was shot in the leg in Staten Island.

The latest NYPD officer shot in the line of duty, Brian Mulkeen, was hit by friendly fire while struggling with a gunman after he chased and shot him in the Bronx in September 2019.

Mulkeen’s death occurred about seven months after Det. Brian Simonsen was killed by friendly fire as he and other officers confronted a robbery suspect at a cell phone store in Queens.

In 2015, a man riding a stolen bicycle shot and killed Officer Randolph Holder as Holder and his partner approached him on an overpass over a Manhattan freeway.

The year before, officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed by a man who ambushed them while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The man, whose threatening messages online included a vow to put “wings on pigs” – ran into a subway station and killed himself.

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Associated Press writers Jennifer Peltz in New York and Deepti Hajela in Essex County, New Jersey, contributed to this report.

Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press









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