Two NYPD officers are shot dead after responding to domestic violence call in Harlem: Five officers have been shot since start of 2022
- A police officer has been shot and killed in New York’s Harlem district
- The shooting is the first under Mayor Eric Adams, a former NYPD officer
- The incident was reported on West 135th Street around 6pm
- A second officer is in critical condition, sources said
A police officer has been shot and killed in the Harlem district of New York City.
Another officer was critically wounded in the shooting, which happened at around 6pm on West 135th Street when the officers were called to a domestic violence incident.
The officer’s death is the first under Mayor Eric Adams, a former NYPD officer, who was elected in part to combat the city’s surging crime.
They are the fourth and fifth officers shot so far this year – by comparison, last year, a total of 10 police officers were shot in the entire state of New York, NBC reported.
The officers were responding to a domestic call at the time, involving a mother and her son. Police say the suspect was in a back room when officers engaged him.
Police officers are pictured on the scene in Harlem, where an officer was shot dead
The officers were responding to a domestic violence call on Friday night
The shooting is the first death of a member of the NYPD since Eric Adams took over as mayor on January 1
A police officer stands guard on the corner of the street in Harlem
The suspect was also shot, but their condition was not immediately clear.
The officers were taken to Harlem Hospital.
It was the third incident in less than 72 hours involving NYPD officers getting shot in the line of duty, following an incident in the Bronx late on Tuesday night and another officer shot early Thursday morning on Staten Island.
The officer officer in the Bronx, who was shot in the leg while scuffling with a teenage suspect, has already been released from the hospital.
The officer who was shot in the leg while serving a search warrant for drugs in Staten Island underwent surgery at the hospital, where he was recovering. He was said to be in stable condition, but his injury was serious.