NYC officer shot to death in command post RV
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.