Two NYPD officers are shot dead responding to domestic violence call in Harlem: Five cops have been shot in the Big Apple since new Mayor Eric Adams took over on January 1
- Two police officers have been shot and killed in New York’s Harlem district
- The shootings are the first police fatalities under Mayor Eric Adams, a former NYPD officer
- The pair were responding to a domestic violence call involving a mother and her son on West 135th Street around 5:10pm
- The suspect was in a back room and opened fire, sources said, and the officers were rushed to Harlem hospital
- The gunman has also died following the confrontation with the officers – one of whom had only been a member of the NYPD for a little over a year
Two police officers have been shot and killed in the Harlem district of New York City.
The pair – one of whom only joined the force in November 2020, the other in 2018 – were responding to a domestic violence call at around 5:10pm involving a mother and a son on West 135th Street.
The gunman also died.
The officers’ deaths are the first under Mayor Eric Adams, a former NYPD officer, who was elected in part to combat the city’s surging crime. Adams was on his way to the hospital, his spokesman said.
They are the fourth and fifth officers shot so far this year – by comparison, last year, a total of 10 police officers were shot in the entire state of New York, NBC reported.
Police say the suspect was in a back room when officers engaged him.
One of the officers was struck in the face by gunfire, law-enforcement sources told The New York Post.
Police officers are pictured on the scene in Harlem, where two officers were shot dead
The officers were responding to a domestic violence call on Friday night
The shootings are the first deaths of members of the NYPD since Eric Adams took over as mayor on January 1
A police officer stands guard on the corner of the street in Harlem
The officers were taken to Harlem Hospital.
‘Due to a police incident, avoid the area of West 135 Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd and Malcolm X Blvd. in Manhattan,’ the NYPD said.
‘Use an alternate route when traveling nearby and expect a police presence in the surrounding area.’
It was the third incident in less than 72 hours involving NYPD officers getting shot in the line of duty, following an incident in the Bronx late on Tuesday night and another officer shot early Thursday morning on Staten Island.
The officer officer in the Bronx, who was shot in the leg while scuffling with a teenage suspect, has already been released from the hospital.
The officer who was shot in the leg while serving a search warrant for drugs in Staten Island underwent surgery at the hospital, where he was recovering. He was said to be in stable condition, but his injury was serious.
Adams is seen on Wednesday night at the scene of a shooting in the Bronx, where a baby was caught in crossfire and shot in the face
Adams, a former NYPD officer, tweeted that the violence was unacceptable and must stop
Crime is up 35 percent since Eric Adams took over as mayor of New York City
Overall crime is up 35 percent in the Big Apple