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Police officer shot in Yonkers

Police officer shot in Yonkers”

A Yonkers police officer is recovering after being shot during a auto stop Monday night. The officer and her partner responding to a call in the neighborhood. "As they approached the auto, they immediately caught gunfire". She and another officer approached the suspects, one of whom drew a gun and opened fire.

The culprit who was shot was being operated on Monday night, the police commissioner said. She's shot in the face, we're right behind the suspect. "Within two of three minutes, a whole host of police officers were here".

One suspect was shot in the exchange, and the other was taken into police custody. Based on the magnitude of the firefight, the police commissioner says she was fortunate. "We just heard bang, bang, bang, and it just seemed like it was a semiautomatic that just kept going off", said Carmen Feliciano, an eyewitness. "Thank God the officer right now did not sustain a life-threatening injury".

The injured officer was taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition.

The officers ran for cover and returned fire.

A handgun was recovered at the scene. Both officers retreated and fired back at the men in the vehicle. One suspect was wounded.



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