1 NYPD sergeant killed, 1 wounded in shootout with Bronx burglary suspect
PARKCHESTER, The Bronx (WPIX)-- An NYPD sergeant was shot and killed and another was wounded while pursuing a burglary suspect in the Bronx Friday afternoon, police sources confirmed.
Police sources say the sergeants encountered the suspect when they responded to a home invasion in progress on the fifth floor of 1460 Beach Ave., in the Parkchester section of the Bronx.
The suspect then fled the area in a vehicle to Bronx River Avenue. That's where the suspect became engaged in a gun battle with both sergeants.
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One sergeant was shot in the head by the suspect and later died at Jacobi Medical Center.
A second sergeant was shot in the legs more than 10 times while caught on the crossfire between the suspects and other officers. The sergeant was also transported to Jacobi Medical Center. The sergeant's condition is not known at this time.
The suspect was shot and killed during the shootout.
Gov. Cuomo released the following statement:
"Every day, the brave men and women of law enforcement selflessly serve our communities to keep the rest of us safe. Today, a sergeant in the New York City Police Department has made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, and another officer is undergoing treatment.
"My deepest sympathies are with the families of the officers involved in today's tragedy in the Bronx, and with Commissioner O'Neill and the NYPD as they cope with the loss of one of their own."