NYPD officer shot, sergeant calling it a "clear assassination"

New York cop shot in head in “unprovoked attack”

A New York City police officer was shot and killed early Wednesday morning while sitting in a marked patrol vehicle by a man with a revolver who was later killed by responding officers.

The incident occurred at about 12:30 a.m.at East 183rd Street and Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights.

The suspect walked up to the command vehicle and shot Officer Miosotis Familia's auto window multiple times, reports ABC News.

An NYPD officer was shot and killed while sitting in her patrol vehicle on Wednesday morning in what the police commissioner is calling an assassination.

Officer Miosotis Familia was a 12 year veteran of the NYPD.

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Police have also released a photo of the revolver they say Bonds was carrying that was recovered here at the scene again.

Bonds allegedly pulled out a revolver when officers approached him, leading police to fatally shoot him.

A bystander was hit in the confrontation and transported to the hospital, according to WPIX. State records show that John Bonds served seven years in prison for a robbery and was paroled in May 2013. Her partner who was in the vehicle with her, immediately radioed for assistance.

"Let's be clear. This was nothing less than an assassination of a police officer".

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed his gratitude for the slain officer's service to the city on Wednesday morning, according to The New York Times. Officers said Bonds drew his weapon before officers opened fire.

Police swarmed the area after the shooting as they looked for Familia's killer, witnesses said. That person has been listed in stable condition. The investigation into the fatal shooting is ongoing.

The officer was taken to St Barnabas Hospital, where she later died.

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