NYPD Commissioner: Bronx Officer Assassinated in Unprovoked Attack

(NY1/By Erin Clarke)

The New York City Police Department is mourning the loss of a 12-year veteran who was shot in the Bronx early Wednesday morning in what investigators are calling an unprovoked attack.

Investigators say 48-year-old Miosotis Familia was sitting in a mobile command unit with her partner when 34-year-old John Bonds, who also goes by the name Alexander, walked up to her window and opened fire, striking Familia in the face.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. near the corner of East 183rd Street and Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights.

“It was fireworks going on until around five in the morning,” one man in the area recalled. “You didn’t know what was a gunshot or not.”

Sources said Bonds was seen in a nearby bodega moments before the shooting and had pulled a hoodie over his head as he left the store.

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Source: NY1 Online

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