Breaking: Two New York Cops Wounded in Bronx Shooting
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) January 6, 2015
Just a day after the funeral for slain NYPD officer Wenjian Liu was held, two New York City police officers were shot and wounded Monday night in the Bronx.
Initial reports are that neither wounded officer’s life is in danger.
WNBC-TV reports on the officers’ condition:
“The officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and are expected to be OK, the NYPD said.
“A law enforcement source said it appears one officer was shot in the back and the other shot in the elbow.”
WNYW-TV reported the locations as, “near 2352 Tiebout Avenue in the Tremont section” and that police were searching for at least one shooter.
The New York Post reports the shooter is an armed robber:
“Two police officers were shot by an armed robber…
“The officers from the 46th precinct pulled over a car in the in the Tremont section of The Bronx at around 10:30 p.m. but the suspect sped away and crashed, according to law enforcement sources.
“The gunman then got out of the car and opened fire on the officers.”
The Post added the gunman took off on foot.
Here’s audio of the emergency dispatch from tonight’s shooting.
AUDIO: Emergency dispatches from tonight’s shooting of two NYPD officers in Bronx – http://t.co/6GaCQJ22Jq
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) January 6, 2015