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NYPD: Officer shot, wounded in 'assassination attempt'

Posted at 1:05 AM, Feb 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-09 01:05:09-05

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.