NEW YORK, AP — New York City's police commissioner says an officer was wounded by gunfire in the Bronx in “an assassination attempt.”
Commissioner Dermot Shea says two uniformed officers were sitting in a police van on Saturday night when a man engaged them in conversation and then pulled out a gun “without provocation.”
The man fired multiple shots, striking one officer in the chin and neck.
Shea says the officer is “lucky to be alive” and is expected to make a full recovery.
The commissioner indicated that no one was in custody, but said police had a description of the shooter.