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Off-Duty N.Y.P.D. Officer Shot Outside East Harlem Police Station

New York City’s new mayor and police commissioner condemned gun violence after an officer was shot while sleeping in his personal car between shifts. Officials said that the officer was in stable condition and that the bullet appeared to be fired from a “significant distance.”

You don’t start bringing in the new year with bringing in violence. That’s unacceptable. We will find those who are carrying guns and we will make sure that they are removed off our streets. This is a horrendous act that took place, to have a shooting of this magnitude while resting to go back to perform duties to protect our city. On this New Year’s Day, we are grateful that our officer is recovering, as we know this could have been a very tragic outcome. I also truly believe this incident underscores that there are far too many guns out there in the wrong hands and too many people willing to fire those weapons. And that is something we intend to tackle head on. It appears that the bullet was fired from a significant distance away. It’s hard to tell who the intended target was, if any. But let me say this: There are no stray bullets. There is someone firing that weapon, and we intend to try to locate that person, if possible.

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Off-Duty N.Y.P.D. Officer Shot Outside East Harlem Police Station

By The New York Times January 1, 2022

New York City’s new mayor and police commissioner condemned gun violence after an officer was shot while sleeping in his personal car between shifts. Officials said that the officer was in stable condition and that the bullet appeared to be fired from a “significant distance.”

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