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2 New York City police officers shot in the Bronx

2 years 9 months 1 week ago Monday, January 05 2015 Jan 5, 2015 January 05, 2015 10:17 PM January 05, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Greg Renoud & Hunter Robinson

NEW YORK (AP) - Two New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded Monday night, and a manhunt was underway for at least two suspects, authorities said.

The officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx with non-life threatening injuries. One officer was wounded in the arm, and the other was struck in the back, police said.

Deputy Chief Kim Royster, commanding officer of the public affairs unit, said the officers were not targeted by the gunman - unlike two officers shot to death about two weeks ago in their patrol car in Brooklyn - but had just come upon the scene.

Royster said a weapon was recovered but it wasn't clear whether it belonged to the suspects. The shooting happened just after 10:30 p.m. Monday on East 184th Street in the borough's Tremont section. Police said the officers may have been fired on by an assailant from a car after a car stop went awry, but the incident was still being investigated.

The organization COP SHOT, Citizens Outraged at Police Being Shot, has offered a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were gunned down in their patrol car Dec. 20 by a man who vowed online to kill "pigs." The man opened fire, then ran into a subway where he shot himself to death. Ramos was buried Dec. 27; Liu was buried Sunday. Tens of thousands of officers from around the country attended the funerals.

The officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx with non-life threatening injuries. One officer was wounded in the arm, and the other was struck in the back, police said.

Deputy Chief Kim Royster, commanding officer of the public affairs unit, said the officers were not targeted by the gunman - unlike two officers shot to death about two weeks ago in their patrol car in Brooklyn - but had just come upon the scene.

Royster said a weapon was recovered but it wasn't clear whether it belonged to the suspects. The shooting happened just after 10:30 p.m. Monday on East 184th Street in the borough's Tremont section. Police said the officers may have been fired on by an assailant from a car after a car stop went awry, but the incident was still being investigated.

The organization COP SHOT, Citizens Outraged at Police Being Shot, has offered a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were gunned down in their patrol car Dec. 20 by a man who vowed online to kill "pigs." The man opened fire, then ran into a subway where he shot himself to death. Ramos was buried Dec. 27; Liu was buried Sunday. Tens of thousands of officers from around the country attended the funerals.

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