Police: 3 In Custody In Bronx Shooting Of 2 NYPD Officers


gunThree people are now in custody in connection with the shooting of two NYPD officers responding to a grocery store robbery in the Bronx, according to police.

Police said the suspects are being questioned, but so far, no charges have been filed.

One of the suspects in custody was the man seen on surveillance video at the scene of the shooting Monday night, police said.

A second suspect had walked into New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center with a gunshot wound after the shooting, police said.

The third suspect is being questioned in connection with the robbery, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.

A massive manhunt had been under way for at least two suspects since the shooting that happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday on Tiebout Avenue.

Police said a team of plainclothes officers had just finished their shifts in the 46th precinct when a call came in about a grocery store robbery.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the five officers, part of an anti-crime unit, then spotted two possible suspects in connection with the robbery.

One of those suspects went into a Chinese restaurant on Tiebout Avenue near East 184th Street while the other remained on the street, police said.

As the officers approached the man on the street, police said the other man inside the restaurant pulled out a gun and began shooting from the doorway.

“They approached the male outside when the male inside began firing on the officers,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said at an early morning news conference on Tuesday.

The shooting happened about two weeks after Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were ambushed and killed while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The gunman, who made threats to police online prior to the shooting, then killed himself.

Liu’s funeral was held Sunday. Ramos’ funeral was held Dec. 27. The officers were both posthumously promoted to the rank of detective.

Read more at CBS NEWS YORK.

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