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NYPD Officer Is Shot and Killed in ‘Unprovoked Attack’

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A police officer was fatally shot early Wednesday as she sat in a command vehicle in New York, authorities said.

Miosotis Familia, 48, was shot just after midnight while she and her partner were sitting in a marked police vehicle in the Bronx. She was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she died, the New York Police Department said.

Police are calling it an “unprovoked attack.”

The attack came at the close of Fourth of July celebrations; several witnesses said they had been setting off fireworks when the police suddenly swarmed the area. It immediately revived memories of ambush-style killings of police officers, including in Brooklyn in 2014 and in Iowa last year.

Officer Familia, who was in uniform, had been sitting in a mobile command unit — a truck-size police vehicle that is big enough to house equipment and several officers — on the south side of East 183rd Street, near Creston Avenue, in the Fordham Heights neighborhood.

Around 12:30 a.m., as Officer Familia neared the end of her shift, the gunman identified as Alexander Bonds, 34, walked up to the vehicle and fired a single round from a .38-caliber, five-shot Ruger revolver through a passenger-side window, according to Deputy Chief Jason Wilcox, the commander of detectives in the Bronx.

The suspect was shot and killed by police about a block away, police Commissioner James O’Neill said.

Police said Familia was a 12-year veteran working in the 46th Precinct.

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Five Hour Standoff Ends When Homeowner Climbs Up & Throws Suspect From Roof

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A man, who was being pursued by police officers, took refuge on Wilford Burgess’s roof, evading police for nearly five hours and creating a standoff. Crisis negotiators arrived on the scene, trying to coax the man to come down. After several hours where authorities were unable to convince the man to leave the roof, Burgess decided to take action, with the entire incident caught on film.

The incident began at 6:34 am local time when law enforcement officials received a call some someone who said they were being followed. Once deputies arrived at the scene, a man was spotted jumping from one roof to the next, coming to a stop on top of Burgess’s home.

Wrenn said she was woken up at about 7:00 am local time when deputies began shouting: “We know where you are. We can see you.”

After being on Burgess’ roof for about an hour or so, Burgess said he felt it was time to try taking matters into his own hands. He decided to bring out a ladder and climb up there himself. “He’d been up there too long,” Burgess said. “I figured … if they can’t get him off, I can.”

Burgess’ grandaughter, Ashley Wrenn, captured the whole scene on video. She said she isn’t surprised her elderly grandfather did what he did.

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Missing Navy SEAL found alive and well

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A man who was considered an at-risk missing person earlier this month has been located, according to the San Diego Police.

A citizen reportedly contacted authorities on Thursday to report that they knew Johnathan Surmont’s whereabouts.

The person said that Surmont was with them in the L.A. area during the time he was thought to be missing.

SDPD Missing Person Unit was able to confirm the information and are no longer attempting to locate the former Navy Seal.

He is no longer considered at-risk or missing.

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