Early Wednesday morning, a female NYPD officer was shot in the head while sitting in her marked police vehicle in the Bronx. The victim, Officer Miosotis Familia, 48, died of the single gunshot wound.
In what’s been called an “unprovoked attacked,” Familia, a mother of three, was shot through a closed window at 12:30 a.m. The murderer, 34-year-old Alexander Bonds, was later shot dead by officers.
Bonds was out on parole for a robbery in Syracuse, NY, in 2014.
“It was an attempted cop assassination,” a source from law enforcement told The New York Post. “This is absolutely an unprovoked attack,” said James P. O’Neill, NYPD Commissioner.
Familia was a 12-year-veteran, most recently in the Anti-Crime unit of the 46th Precinct, according to the Post, and a mother of three young children. She underwent surgery after the attack but could not be saved, dying in St. Barnabus Hospital.