2 NY police officers shot, in stable condition

Two NYPD Officers Shot, Suspect Dead
Two NYPD Officers Shot, Suspect Dead

(Reuters) - Two New York police officers were shot on Thursday at a public housing project and are in a stable condition, and one suspect is dead, authorities said.

Three Housing Authority officers were patrolling stairwells at the Melrose Houses in the Bronx when they ran into two men. One of them pulled out a gun and opened fire, officials said at a news conference.

One of the officers was grazed in the head and the other was hit in the leg, WCBS radio said. They were transported to Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters that both officers were alert and communicating.

"Our hearts and our prayers are with their families," said de Blasio, who was giving his State of the City speech at Lehman College about five blocks away.

Officials said the third officer chased the gunman into an apartment where he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. Police said several suspects were in custody and a handgun and a shotgun were recovered inside the apartment.