An NYPD police officer was assassinated shot to death in a police car in the Bronx today according to the New York Post . The victim was a 48-year-old mom of three; Miosotis Familia.
Alexander Bonds, 34, came out of nowhere and shot Familia through the window without warning, sources mentioned.
It gave the impression to be a deliberate “cop assassination,” one law enforcement source told the newspaper.
Bonds approached at 12:30 a.m. as Familia sat inside the car that was set up as a temporary headquarters at East 183rd Road and Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights.
A police officer said Bonds was paroled in 2013 for a robbery in Syracuse after serving almost seven years of an eight-year sentence. He was set to finish parole in May 2018.
Familia, a 12-year-veteran who was with the Anti-Crime unit of the 46th Precinct, was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital. Unfortunately, she died during surgery.
“That is completely an unprovoked assault,” mentioned NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill.
The commissioner also stated Bonds fired one shot, after which the wounded officer’s partner called for backup.
Two officers, Sgt. Keith Bryan and Officer Joseph Ayala, found Bonds a few block away and shot him dead, according to police sources.
A bystander wound up being shot in the stomach and was rushed to St. Barnabas where he remains in stable condition. A silver revolver was discovered close to the dead suspect.
Officers rushing to the scene have been warned by radio to maintain their patrol car windows closed while responding.
A minimum of 5 evidence cups covered spent rounds alongside Morris Avenue between 183rd and 184th streets.
Witness Jay Marzelli, 17, at first thought all of the gunfire was fireworks.
“I used to be on this bodega here on Crescent, simply getting a sandwich and unexpectedly there was all this stuff happening and I look out, most likely 40, 50, 60 cops screaming, ‘Call a paramedic, clear the block!’”
“It appeared like there was a riot happening … two seconds later I hear gunshots: bam, bam … after which the police officer was just laying there in front of the stationary precinct, here on Crescent and [East 183rd].
“I noticed an officer laying there on the floor unconscious in one other officer’s arms. Cops screaming, ‘Get the paramedics.’”
“It was insane. The police was everywhere..”
Featured picture: Richard Harbus; ODMP.org
Article source: NYPOST.com