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NYPD Officer Shot; Search Continues for Suspects

Saturday, 02 May 2015 08:41 PM


Police say a suspect is in custody in the shooting of a plainclothes New York City police officer who was critically wounded Saturday evening. 

A police spokeswoman says a preliminary investigation shows the suspect fired at least two rounds into the unmarked car the on-duty officer was riding in.

Deputy Chief Kim Royster says the unidentified officer was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens.

She says officers noticed a pull on the suspect's waistband that may have indicated he was armed and approached him before he turned and fired at them.

City Hall officials say the mayor is at the hospital.

After the shooting police flooded the scene to search for suspects, and officers could be seen walking on roofs and searching house-by-house with flashlights.

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An on-duty New York City police officer was shot and critically injured Saturday evening and a search was underway for possible suspects, police said. 

Dozens of police officers, marked and unmarked cars, emergency service unit trucks and police helicopters flooded the scene in the Queens Village neighborhood, and officers could be seen searching house-by-house, looking in backyards, under cars and walking on top of roofs with their flashlights.

No arrests have been announced.

It wasn't immediately clear how the officer, who was not immediately identified, was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens. An ambulance called to the scene at 6:15 p.m. Saturday arrived to a report of the shooting, but the officer had already been rushed to the hospital, a fire department spokesman said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was at the hospital, City Hall officials said.

Neighbors near the scene of the shooting were surprised by the violence and described the area as quiet and safe.

"You walk down the street, no trouble," said Sandreaus Adam, 52. "This is not a neighborhood where you're just going to hear shots."

The shooting, the fifth of an on-duty officer in as many months in New York, comes after two NYPD officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn.

Officers Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, were shot at close range as they were sitting in their patrol car Dec. 20 in Brooklyn. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, then ran into a nearby subway station and fatally shot himself.

Before the ambush, Brinsley posted on an Instagram account that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for Garner's death.

On Jan. 5, two plainclothes officers who were part of an anti-crime unit in the Bronx were shot and wounded. Each officer survived two gunshot wounds.

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