Of­fi­cer’s killer re­ported ‘er­ratic’ ear­lier

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

NEW YORK — Only a few hours be­fore a fa­tal at­tack on a New York Po­lice Depart­ment of­fi­cer, the shooter’s girl­friend called 911 to re­port that she was wor­ried about his un­sta­ble be­hav­ior, po­lice of­fi­cials said Thurs­day.

The woman called at about 10 p.m. Tues­day to say Alexan­der Bonds “was para­noid and act­ing er­rat­i­cally,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told re­porters after a po­lice academy event.

Of­fi­cers were dis­patched to look for Bonds on the streets of a Bronx neigh­bor­hood, but the 34-year-old ex-con­vict evaded them, po­lice said. At some point, Bonds and his girl­friend rode in a cab to­gether but later went their separate ways, po­lice said.

About 12:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Bonds walked up to a mo­bile com­mand unit sev­eral blocks north of where po­lice had searched for him and fired a sin­gle shot through a pas­sen­ger-side win­dow, killing of­fi­cer Mioso­tis Fa­milia. Two other of­fi­cers ended up shoot­ing Bonds to death.

Boyce said the girl­friend told po­lice that she had taken Bonds for a psy­chi­atric eval­u­a­tion on Satur­day but he was re­leased after about an hour. In­ves­ti­ga­tors who are try­ing to de­ter­mine a mo­tive also found an­tide­pres­sant and an­tipsy­chotic med­i­ca­tions in his apart­ment.

AP/SETH WENIG

A woman vis­its a memo­rial board bear­ing the pic­tures of New York City of­fi­cer Mioso­tis Fa­milia (left) and a slain doc­tor, Tracy Sin-Yee Tam, dur­ing an anti-vi­o­lence rally Thurs­day in front of Bronx Le­banon Hos­pi­tal Cen­ter.

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