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

According to the Associated Press, Officer Miosotis Familiaā€”a 12-year veteran with the 46th Precinctā€™s anti-crime unit in the Bronxā€”was with a partner at a mobile command post when the man, identified as 34-year-old Alexander Bonds, fired one round into the patrol carā€™s window, striking Familia, 48, in the head just as she was wrapping up her shift.


The officer was rushed to the hospital but did not survive.

ā€œThis was an unprovoked direct attack on police officers who were assigned to keep the people of this city safe,ā€ Police Commissioner James Oā€™Neill said.

Familiaā€™s partner, who was unharmed in the shooting, called in for help and other officers responded quickly, coming upon the suspect about a block away. As officers confronted Bonds, he pulled out a revolver and an officer fired at him, striking and killing him. A bystander was hit in the stomach by a bullet but is in stable condition, according to police.


AP notes that Bonds was on parole for a robbery case in Syracuse, N.Y.. He was seen in surveillance footage going up to the post ā€œwith purpose,ā€ although it is not clear what caused the attack.

Oā€™Neill noted in a press conference Wednesday that the shooting took place in an area that has been troubled with gun activity, ABC News reports.

Read more at the Associated Press and ABC News.