Two Attacks On NYPD Officers In 12 Hours Result In Two Officers Shot
Two assassination style attacks on NYPD officers in the Bronx occurred in the last 24 hours.
The first attack was around 8:45 PM Saturday night. The unidentified officer was sitting in his NYPD vehicle at East 163rd St and Barretto St when a man approached him.
The suspect pulled a gun and shot the officer in the neck and chin. The suspect escaped the scene and the officer was transported and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Approximately 12 hours later a suspect believed to be the same man walked into the 41st Precinct Station and opened fire.
The NYPD said the shooter walked into the precinct around 8 a.m. Sunday and opened fire on several uniformed officers as well as a civilian employee. The shooter struck a lieutenant positioned by a front desk, striking him in the upper left arm, said Commissioner Dermot Shea.
After shooting several rounds at close range the suspect allegedly put his empty gun down and surrendered to officers.
The New York Post is reporting that the gunman was identified at Robert Williams whose criminal history includes homicide and was recently charged for possession of a machine gun.
Both officers are expected to recover and the officer from the first shooting has been released.
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