A NYPD Officer, Miosotis Familia, 48, was shot and killed while serving the public in the Bronx Monday night. Familia, who was a mother of three, was ‘assassinated’ in the premeditated attack, Police Department officials said.
Familia was sitting in a marked NYPD Command vehicle near the intersections of Morris Avenue and East 183rd Street deep in the Bronx around 12:30 AM. The female officer was on location with her partner in a Mobile Command vehicle when the shooter, Alexander Bonds, fired several shots through the vehicle’s window striking her in the head.
Her partner then immediately radioed for assistance. An anti-crime team, consisting of a Sergeant and a Police Officer, who were both in uniform, then chased Bonds who was running on Morris Avenue, at approximately one block from the crime scene where Familia was shot.
The officers then confronted him at which point he drew a revolver. The police officers immediately fired at him in a hail of gunfire striking and killing him. A silver revolver was recovered on Bonds at the scene.
“Based on what we know now, it is clear that this was an unprovoked direct attack on police officers who were assigned to keep the people of this city safe,” Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said.
Bonds earlier had posted an Anti-Police video that expressed extreme hatred toward Police officers in a video that he posted to Facebook.