Veteran NYPD Officer And Mother Of 3 Was Fatally Shot In Unprovoked Attack

Miosotis Familia, 48, was shot and killed with a bullet to the head. The suspect was also shot. 

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A veteran New York Police Department police officer was shot and killed while on her Fourth of July shift. Miosotis Familia, 48, was killed assassination-style when a man walked up to her vehicle and fired.

According to NYDailyNewsFamilia's partner called in the shooting. “Shots fired!” the officer screamed. “I need a f-cking bus! 10-85 10-85! My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! Hurry up central!”

The suspect, Alexander Bonds, was pursued by authorities. He opened fire on two officers and then was shot dead. Bonds was on parole through May 2018 due to a robbery case in Syracuse. According to The New York Times, he railed against prison conditions in a Facebook post last year. "I got broken ribs for a reason, son, we gonna shake. We gonna do something," he said. "We can’t be dying for free, getting raped for free, just for them to give you hush money. Is you stupid? I don’t want the money. I want justice."



The suspect's silver revolver was recovered at the scene.

According to New York 4Familia was in a RV-sized mobile command unit on 183rd Street and Morris Avenue, according to Police Commissioner James O'Neill.  She was wrapping up her shift after midnight. Authorities have reviewed surveillance footage that they believe shows Bonds walking "with purpose" towards the car before the shooting.

Familia was a 12-year veteran of the NYPD and a member of the 46th Precinct. She was a mother of three. 

[Photo: Facebook/NY Dept of Corrections]



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