Police: N.Y. cop shot, in critical condition days before retirement
An FBI agent returned fire, killing the suspect
By Suzie Ziegler
YONKERS, N.Y. — A New York police officer was shot in the abdomen Wednesday afternoon and is in critical condition, News 12 reported. The unnamed officer is a 27-year veteran detective of the Yonkers Police Department and is set to retire in a few days, police said.
The Yonkers detective was working with an FBI Safe Streets Task Force when he was shot, police said. An FBI agent returned fire, striking a suspect who later died. Police say there may have been as many as four suspects, but it’s unclear how many opened fire.
The detective is expected to survive, according to ABC 7.
Two illegal guns were recovered at the scene, police said. The investigation is ongoing.
#BREAKING Yonkers Police are investigating a police involved shooting. Officer and suspect are being taken to the hospital. Incident happened around 2:00 at Elm Street and Linden Street | @News12WC pic.twitter.com/jNdX4wdMLh— Jonathan Gordon (@JGordonTV) April 20, 2022
YPD expected to speak around 4:30. @News12WC will have it LIVE pic.twitter.com/51nTgEjNp0— Jonathan Gordon (@JGordonTV) April 20, 2022