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An NYPD officer was 'assassinated in an unprovoked attack' while sitting in her vehicle

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Updated July 05, 2017 10:05 AM EDT

The New York Daily News shared this picture of Officer Miosotis Familia.

NYPD officer was 'assassinated in an unprovoked attack'

A New York Police Department officer has died after being shot in her police vehicle in the Bronx on Wednesday, reports the New York Post.

James O'Neill, commissioner of the New York City Police Department, said Officer Miosotis Familia was "assassinated in an unprovoked attack."

Familia, 48, was sitting in the vehicle when Alexander Bonds, 34, who was on parole for a 2014 robbery in Syracuse, New York, shot the officer through the window. Familia was rushed to St. Barnabus Hospital where she underwent surgery, but could not be saved.

Familia's partner called for back up, and two officers confronted Bonds about a block away from the scene of the shooting, where he was shot and killed.

"An anti crime team consisting of a sergeant and a police officer who were in uniform encountered a male subject running on Morris Avenue approximately one block from the scene of the shooting. As they confronted them, he drew a revolver, the officers fired at him, striking and killing him. The silver revolver was recovered at the scene," said O'Neill.

According to the NYPD, a bystander was shot when the officers confronted the suspect.

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