LONGWOOD, Bronx — Update: The man sought was apprehended Sunday morning after allegedly opening fire in a police precinct, injuring an officer just hours after ambushing two other cops, injuring one. Both officers are expected to survive. Click here for the latest.
There’s a reward for any information that leads to the arrest of a man in the Bronx who ambushed cops—and, according to police, shot one of the uniformed officers in a patrol car on Saturday night.
The shooting happened just before 8:30 p.m. in the Longwood section of the Bronx, according to police.
Authorities said the officer and his partner were sitting in a marked police van on Simpson Street when a man with a gun engaged the officers in conversation—then opened fire on the officers.
The policeman who was driving the vehicle was hit in the neck before he was able to drive off, cops said.
The shooter took off, and police have released surveillance video and photos showing a man with a gun wearing a black jacket, printed hoodie, distressed jeans, and black shoes.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a news conference the wounded officer is alert and conscious in the hospital. Mayor Bill DeBlasio and New York police union leader Patrick Lynch called the shooting an “assassination attempt.”
Crime Stoppers and the Cop Shot Foundation are offering a combined $12,500 in reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who attacked the officers.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).