NYPD cop murdered ‘in cold blood’ as she sat in police vehicle
By Jennifer Cruz
New York City Police Officer Miosotis Familia was shot in the head through the window of police vehicle in which she was sitting early Wednesday morning. (Photo: NYPD)
A New York City Police officer was fatally shot in the head execution-style as she filled out paperwork inside a police vehicle in the Bronx on Wednesday.
NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill called the shooting an assassination and “unprovoked attack,” saying the officer was murdered simply because of the uniform she wore.
The officer was identified as 48-year-old Miosotis Familia, a 12-year veteran of the force and mother of three. Familia died soon after she was rushed to a local hospital. The gunman, 34-year-old Alexander Bonds, was killed in a shootout with police just blocks from where Familia was shot.
The shooting unfolded around 12:30 a.m. as Familia and her partner sat in a mobile command unit filling out paperwork. O’Neill said Bonds approached the vehicle and shot through the window, striking Familia in the head. A heart-wrenching call from Familia’s partner immediately went out across the police radio.
“I need a f—ing bus! 10-85 10-85! My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! Hurry up, Central!” Familia’s partner screamed.
As efforts were made to save Familia’s life, responding officers noticed