Two NYPD officers shot in the Bronx; suspect dead
NEW YORK — Two New York Police Department officers who were shot in the Bronx on Thursday night are in good condition while the suspected shooter is dead of an apparent self-inflict gunshot wound, officials said.
The two officers, one male and one female, were on a patrol in a housing complex in the South Bronx when they and another officer encountered two men in a stairwell, First Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker told reporters.
One of the men in the stairwell fired at the officers and fled to an apartment of an acquaintance.
Taylor Gary, who lives directly across the street, told CNN he heard five or six gunshots.
One officer suffered a facial wound while the other was shot in the abdomen, officials said. NYPD didn’t identify the officers, who each have been on the force for two years.
Mayor Bill de Blasio called the officers “brave.”
“So far, in both cases, their condition is good,” he said. “I’m pleased to say both officers have been alert and communicating.”
NYPD tweeted the officers’ conditions were stable.
Responding officers found the suspect dead in an apartment where a .32-caliber pistol and a shotgun were recovered.
Police are questioning four other people, including the other person who was in the stairwell.