The scene of a police shooting in the Bronx is seen on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.Photo Credit: Linda Rosier
Two New York City police officers were shot in the Bronx Friday.
Here’s what we know so far:
- Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo has died, NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said in a news conference. Tuozzolo, 41, of Huntington, was a 19-year veteran of the force, and leaves behind a wife and two young children, he added.
- In a statement, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said: “Every day, the brave men and women of law enforcement selflessly serve our communities to keep the rest of us safe. Today, a sergeant in the New York City Police Department has made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, and another officer is undergoing treatment.”
- The other officer, Sgt. Emmanuel Kwo, 30, suffered a leg wound and was expected to survive.
- The shooting occurred in the Van Nest area of the Bronx, just north of the Cross Bronx Expressway.
- Both officers were taken to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. n A suspect was killed at the scene, according to Ed Mullins, head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association. The suspect was later identified as 35-year-old Manuel S. Rosales, of Brentwood, according to O’Neill.
- The NYPD, on Twitter, also described the events leading up to and after the shooting:
- A woman called 911 at 2:45 p.m., saying a man with a gun had broken into her apartment on Beach Avenue. Police said this initial incident may have been a domestic dispute.
- She later said the man fled in a red Jeep.
- NYPD officers spotted the Jeep a short time later and approached the vehicle. O’Neill said Rosales opened fire.
- Rosales was killed during the exchange and pronounced dead at the scene. Tuozzolo was shot in the head and pronounced dead at Jacobi Medical Center.