Gunman in New York police killing had prior officer assault charge

Gunman in New York police killing had prior officer assault chargeA New York City police officer was shot and killed in an unprovoked attack on Wednesday by a gunman who was shot dead as he ran from the scene and who had been arrested more than a decade ago for assaulting a police officer, authorities said. The officer, Miosotis Familia, 48, a 12-year veteran of the force, was shot in the head as she sat in a mobile command truck in the Bronx borough with her partner at about 12:30 a.m. EDT (0430 GMT), the New York Police Department said. “It is clear that this was an unprovoked direct attack on police officers who were assigned to keep the people of this city safe,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill told a news conference.



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