NYC of­fi­cer shot to death in com­mand post RV

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

NEW YORK — A New York City po­lice of­fi­cer was shot to death early Wed­nes­day, am­bushed in­side a mo­bile com­mand post by an ex-con­vict who had ranted on­line about his treat­ment in prison and about of­fi­cers get­ting away with killing peo­ple, au­thor­i­ties said. The gun­man was killed by po­lice about a block away.

Mioso­tis Fa­milia, a 12-year mem­ber of the force, was writ­ing in her note­book in the front seat of the RV-like ve­hi­cle when the killer strode up to it in a Bronx neigh­bour­hood around 12:30 a.m. and fired one round through the pas­sen­ger-side win­dow, strik­ing her in the head, au­thor­i­ties said.

“PO Mioso­tis Fa­milia has been as­sas­si­nated in an un­pro­voked at­tack on cops as­signed to keep NYers safe,” Po­lice Com­mis­sioner James O’Neill tweeted.

Her part­ner ra­dioed fran­ti­cally for help, and po­lice caught up to 34-year-old Alexan­der Bonds, who was gunned down af­ter pulling a re­volver, po­lice said. Fa­milia, 48, had been sta­tioned in­side the mo­bile com­mand post, which had been set up in the high-crime neigh­bour­hood since March af­ter a triple shoot­ing and was manned around the clock.

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