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BREAKING: Yonkers Police Officer Shot

Yonkers, NY – A Yonkers police officer assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Safe Street Task Force was shot on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on April 20 near the intersection of Elm and Linden Streets, WNBC reported.

Law enforcement sources told WNBC there may have been as many as four suspects and that at least one opened fire on law enforcement officers.

Sources said the wounded Yonkers police officer and at least one FBI agent returned fire.

A spokesperson for Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano confirmed that an officer had been shot and was being transported to the hospital.

Yonkers police said in a tweet that the suspect had also been taken to the hospital, WNBC reported.
Officials have not released any information about the medical condition of the wounded hero.

Nor have they released the wounded officer’s identity.

However, law enforcement sources told WNBC that the officer who was shot was slated to retire in a few days.

Sources said that the officer was shot in the abdomen and was alert when he was rushed into surgery at Jacobi Medical Center.

Police have not identified the suspect, nor have they commented on his medical condition, but sources told WNBC that the gunman was in critical condition at the hospital.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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