Miosotis Familia, a 12-year veteran of the NYPD, was shot and killed earlier this morning (July 5) as she sat inside a mobile command unit vehicle in The Bronx. Officials from the force say that the attack was unprovoked and are framing it as an attack.
Officer Down Memorial Page writes:
Police Officer Miosotis Familia was shot and killed from ambush as she sat in a marked command post vehicle at the intersection of East 183rd Street and Morris Avenue in the Bronx.
As she sat in the vehicle at approximately 12:30 am a male approached and fired one shot through the window, striking Officer Familia in the head.
Officers responding to the call of an officer down confronted the male subject fleeing the scene. The officers shot and killed the subject in an exchange of gunfire.
Officer Familia had served with the New York City Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the 46th Precinct. She is survived by her three children.
NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said in a statement that the shooting was an attack on police officers.
The suspect, 34-year-old, Alexander Bonds, had a history of crime and was out on parole for a 2014 robbery charge in Syracuse.
A bystander was shot in the stomach in the hail of gunfire but is expected to recover.