A great job tonight by two police officers who were patrolling a housing complex in the Bronx. One of the suspects pulled a gun on the officers and started shooting. It’s amazing that they weren’t killed. Crime in NYC has been out of control with shootings and slashings happening way too often. It’s too bad their is a liberal in office as mayor. New Yorkers are finding out what it’s like to live under the lefty lunacy and chaos.
Two New York City police officers were shot Thursday night while patrolling a housing complex in the Bronx, officials said.
The officers, a 29-year-old male and 24-year-old female, both two year veterans of the force, were in stable condition and alert.
The shooting occurred around 8 p.m. as the officers were conducting a patrol on the sixth floor of the Melrose housing complex when they were confronted by two people, one of whom produced a handgun and opened fire.
The shooter was later found inside a seventh floor apartment dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Deputy Police Commissioner Ben Tucker told reporters at Lincoln Hospital, where the injured officers were being treated.
Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the officers’ bravery and the quick response to the incident.
“Our brave officers were doing their jobs tonight…keeping the residents safe when they confronted an armed assailant,” De Blasio said. “But thank god, in both cases, their condition is good.”
One officer was initially reported to be in grave condition after taking a bullet to the head, but New York police later said that neither of their injuries appeared to be life threatening.
At the news conference, officials said one officer sustained a gunshot to the face, the other to the abdomen. Both were described as alert and communicating with investigators.