There’s horrible news coming out of New York City tonight, as an officer has died and another was seriously injured when they responded to a home invasion call.
One of the two NYPD sergeants wounded in a police-involved shooting in the Bronx has died, sources confirmed Friday.
The incident happened on Noble Avenue at Bronx River Avenue in the Van Nest section.
The sergeant who died was reportedly shot point blank as he approached the suspect, who was killed in the gun battle.
The victims were rushed to Jacobi Medical Center, where the sergeant was pronounced dead. The second sergeant was shot in the leg and is not believed to have life-threatening injuries.
Authorities say a home invasion was reported about four blocks from the shooting scene, and officers assigned to the 43rd Precinct responded. The suspect had reportedly already left the home when police encountered him and attempted to make the traffic stop.
There was some sort of accident involved, with the police vehicle on the sidewalk and what appears to be the suspect’s vehicle crashed into some construction equipment.
The dead suspect was apparently known to the female victim of the home invasion, though the nature of their relationship has not been established.