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New York City cop fatally shot in 'clear assassination' while sitting in patrol car

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the fatal shooting of a New York City police officer (all times local):
    
10:15 a.m.
    
The man who police say fired a single shot through the window of a police RV that killed a New York City officer is seen on surveillance video moments before the attack.
    
Police say Alexander Bonds was captured on video exiting a nearby convenience store, then moving tightly along the wall, pulling his hoodie over his head and walking purposefully toward the van. Police say he fired through the window with a revolver.
    
The video doesn't capture the shooting but shows him running from the scene with a gun in his hand.
    
Officer Miosotis Familia was at the end of her shift when she was struck.
    
Police chased Bonds and caught him about a block away and opened fire when he pointed the gun at them.
    
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8 a.m.
    
A New York City police officer is heard frantically shouting for help after his partner was fatally shot early Wednesday.
    
Officer Miosotis Familia was writing in her memo book at the end of her shift when 34-year-old Alexander Bonds walked up to the passenger side of the police truck she was sitting in and fired one shot, striking her in the head.
    
"Shots fired! 10-85!" her partner is heard shouting after the gunfire on a police recording, including the code for an officer down. "My partner's shot! My partner's shot! My partner's shot! Hurry up central!"
    
Police quickly responded and caught up to Bonds about a block away, where he pointed a gun at them. They fired and killed him.
    
Police Commissioner James O'Neill said it was an unprovoked attack.

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3:30 a.m.

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a New York City officer who was shot while sitting in her patrol car has died in what they're calling a "clear assassination."
    
Police Sgt. Brendan Ryan says 48-year-old Officer Miosotis Familia died at a hospital early Wednesday.
    
Police say other officers shot and killed the suspect after he drew a revolver on them. They say a person believed to be a bystander was struck by a bullet and is in stable condition.
    
The attack happened in the Bronx around 12:30 a.m. while the officer was sitting in her vehicle with her partner. Her partner radioed for help. Other officers spotted the suspect and began chasing him.
    
The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Alexander Bonds.
    
Ryan says police are unaware of any connection between Bonds and Familia.

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