New York City police officer shot and killed

A police officer was shot and killed in New York City/NBC News

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say an officer shot in her patrol car in the Bronx has died.

The New York Police Department wrote on Twitter that the officer was shot while in a patrol vehicle with her partner in the Bronx early Wednesday.

While her partner radioed for assistance, other officers confronted the suspect, who was running, one block away. The suspect drew a revolver and the officers fatally shot him.

Police say another person, believed to be a bystander, was also struck by a bullet. The person is in stable condition.

The officer killed was a 12-year veteran of the force. WNBC in New York reports the officer was shot in the head. She was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital where she later died.

WNBC reports police have identified the suspect as Alexander Bonds.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.

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