Suspects in Custody After 2 NYPD Officers Shot: Reports
Two cops were wounded during an armed robbery in the Bronx on Monday night
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/portableplayer/?cmsID=287618591&videoID=pK9_KWSnXtvP&origin=nbcnewyork.com&sec=news&subsec=local&width=600&height=360At least two men are reportedly in custody in connection with the Monday night shooting of two New York City police officers.
According to CNN, three men were arrested Tuesday.
The suspected gunman, whose name has not been made public, opened fire on officers Andrew Dossi, 20, and Aliro Pellerano, 38, after they responded to an armed robbery call at a grocery store in the Bronx, a law enforcement official told CNN.
The robbers fled, carjacking a white Camaro, and the wounded officers were treated at St. Barnabas Hospital. A manhunt followed, with cops offering a $12,000 reward for information, CNN reports.
Dossi is in critical condition and underwent surgery, while Pellero is in stable condition, NBC reports.
“As always, the city of New York and the NYPD will be with them through this challenge and as these officers recover,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a press conference, according to NBC.
The violence comes days after the NYPD mourned Wenjian Liu, who was ambushed and killed along with his partner, Rafael Ramos, by a man reportedly motivated by revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The tragedy sparked national unrest and raised questions about both police brutality and the safety of officers.
At each of Ramos and Liu’s funerals, cops turned their backs as de Blasio – who had supported peaceful protests – gave his eulogies.
But earlier Tuesday, de Blasio pointed to record low crime numbers in his city: Homicides, stop and frisks, and arrests for more serious offenses all dropped in 2014, according to the Associated Press.