NYPD Officer Assassinated While in Her Police Vehicle

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Miosotis Familia, 48, was an NYPD officer for 12 years, currently an analyst assigned to the 46th Precinct. She was the mother of 3. At around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, she was writing in her memo book inside a police command vehicle, when a gunman shot her through the window.

The marked command vehicle was parked at the Morris Avenue, East 183rd Street intersection. It has been placed there after a recent  shooting.  There was gang activity in the area, and the New York police had ramped up their presence for the 4th of July. There is surveillance footage that shows the suspect ‘purposefully’ walking up to the vehicle and shooting to the inside.  Since Familia was writing at the time, she may not have seen him coming.

The command vehicle (left) the shattered window (right)

“Let’s be clear: This was nothing less than an assassination of a police officer. Our understanding is she was filling out her memo book and he walked out and fired one round.” New York Daily News source

The suspect, identified as Alexander Bonds, 34, walked up to the police command vehicle and fired one round, then fled. As her partner radioed for help, police officers spotted him running and gave chase. He pulled his revolver on police, and the suspect was killed in the exchange of gunfire. The gun was recovered at the scene.

This is the audio from the incident:

Bonds had six prior arrests, and had previously assaulted a police officer with brass knuckles.

One bystander was shot in the stomach during the exchange of gunfire. That person is said to be in stable condition.

In 2014, two other NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were assassinated as they sat in their patrol vehicle.


Familia was in extremely critical condition after being shot, but eventually succumbed to her injuries at St. Barnabas Hospital on Wednesday morning. She was a nurse at New York University Hospital for five years prior to joining the NYPD, and was a medical assistant for the Red Cross for two years. She held a BA Sc criminal justice degree from John Jay College, and a degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine.

“Fully knowing the dangers that she faced, she suited up in uniform everyday and stood tall against those who threaten and terrorize the good folks of the Bronx. As we mourn her death and support her family, friends and colleagues, we ask for your help. When you see or hear someone making threats against NYC police officers you need to let us know, you need to be our eyes and ears.”      Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch


Featured Photo: Miosotis Familia, New York Police

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