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A shooting in Queens, New York on Tuesday, reportedly left a police detective dead and a second officer wounded.
A gunman opened fire on the police officers who was on his way to the scene of a robbery, the New York Post reported, citing police sources. The suspect was reportedly also shot after the police fired back and was arrested.
The incident occurred at a T-Mobile location, according to Fox 5 NY who tweeted a picture of the scene.
The officers were taken to the hospital, where the detective was pronounced dead, the Post said.
Nypd commissioner James O’neill tweeted that a police officer had “been shot in Queens” in what seemed to be “armed robbery.” He did not elaborate on the officer’s condition.
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The NYPD later tweeted that they “are investigating reports of two officers shot in the boundaries of the @NYPD102Pct in Queens” and that their conditions were “unknown.”
The department earlier warned the people to steer clear of the area around Atlantic Ave and 120th Street in the borough of Queens, adding that “a heavy presence of the police” must be anticipated.
This is a development of the story. Come back regularly for updates.