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Tragedy in the Bronx-Officer shot at point-blank range


Around 12 A.M. on the morning of July 5th, a New York City police officer was shot while in a command vehicle with her partner. Officer Miosotis Familia, 48, never saw it coming as her attacker came up to her window and pulled the trigger, sending a bullet straight into her head. Familia was sent to St. Barnabas Hospital where she was pronounced dead in the early morning hours.

The suspect, 34-year-old Alexander Bonds, led authorities on a chase until they shot and killed him. Bonds also has a criminal past and in one instance had even attacked another officer with brass knuckles. Familia was a 12-year veteran if the force and she is survived by her three children. The harrowing call made to dispatch about Familia’s shooting came from her partner who pleaded for help while struggling through tears.

Speaking out about the shooting at a press conference, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said:


“She was on duty, serving this city, protecting people, doing what she believed in and doing the job she loved.”


Nancy Sully