[UPDATE 5:30 pm EST]: One officer was killed, the other wounded during the shootout after responding to a call of a home invasion in progress on the fifth floor of 1460 Beach Ave. The suspect fled to Bronx River Avenue where gunfire was exchanged. One sergeant was shot in the head, while the other officer was shot in the leg.
The suspect that was killed was identified as 35 year-old Manuel Rosales, who was driving a red Jeep.
In a statement late Friday, Governor Cuomo said,
“Every day, the brave men and women of law enforcement selflessly serve our communities to keep the rest of us safe. Today, a sergeant in the New York City Police Department has made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, and another officer is undergoing treatment.
“My deepest sympathies are with the families of the officers involved in today’s tragedy in the Bronx, and with Commissioner O’Neill and the NYPD as they cope with the loss of one of their own.”
Two NYPD officers were shot in the Bronx in New York City’s 43rd Precinct, just south of the Bronx Zoo.
The suspect in the shooting was reportedly shot by other officers and killed.
Police officers rushed to the scene on Noble Avenue around 3 pm after the shooting occurred.
Both officers were rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in a squad car where they are believed to be in serious condition. According to scanner traffic, a request for blood to be available was made.
Police sources say an officer was shot in the head and a sergeant was shot multiple times in the legs.
Both officers are believed to be sergeants, sources told NY1.
The circumstances around the shooting are unclear.
Roughly one hour before the shooting, NYPD counterterrorism tweeted out, telling officers to be safe and careful due to the rise in “ambush-style” attacks on police officers.
On Wednesday, two Iowa police officers were killed in an “ambush-style attack”. The suspect in the shooting, Scott Michael Greene shot and killed Sgt Anthony ‘Tony’ Beminio and Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin while they were sitting in separate police cars. The two shootings occurred 20 minutes apart from one another. Greene later turned himself in.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.