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Second NYPD Officer Shot In Ambush Attack At Precinct

An NYPD officer was shot about 12 hours after an assassination attempt on other officers.

New York, NY – A New York Police Department (NYPD) lieutenant was shot Sunday morning, about 12 hours after an assassination attempt on two officers sitting in a police van.

Both shootings occurred in the Bronx and appear to be connected, according to ABC News.

The first shooting happened at around 8:45 p.m. Saturday night as two NYPD officers were sitting in a marked police van, according to New York Post.

A man approached them and asked for directions before drawing a gun and shooting at them through the door.

One of the officers was hit in the neck and chin and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The gunman escaped after the attack.

Sunday morning at around 8 a.m., a man walked into a Bronx police precinct and opened fire on officers.

The attack ended when the gunman tossed his gun on the ground and was taken into custody. The shooter suffered injuries during the attack, but the extent of his injuries is not clear.

One police lieutenant was shot in the arm and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

New York Post reported that the gunman was identified at Robert Williams whose criminal history includes homicide and was recently charged for possession of a machine gun.

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Christopher Berg - February Sun, 2020


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