NYPD officer dies after shooting, suspect killed - FOX Carolina 21

NYPD officer dies after shooting, suspect killed

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NEW YORK (FOX Carolina) -

A New York Police Department officer died after being shot in the head early Wednesday morning, according to news outlets in New York City.

NYPD officials said the shooting was unprovoked. It occurred while the slain officer, a 12-year veteran with the NYPD, was in a command vehicle with her partner in the Bronx.

NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill later tweeted that the attack was an assassination.

"...Miosotis Familia has been assassinated in an unprovoked attack on cops assigned to keep (New Yorkers) safe," he tweeted.

The suspect then ran off and encountered other officers and police said he pulled a revolver. Officers fired at and killed the suspect.

A bystander was also struck by a bullet during the encounter, police said. That person was in stable condition Wednesday morning.

Follow @NYPDnews on Twitter for more updates as they become available.

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