A New York City police sergeant was fatally shot in the head during a shootout with a suspect on Friday afternoon in the Bronx. Another officer was wounded in the leg, and is expected to survive.
The gunman was also killed in the shootout, and has been identified as 35-year-old Manuel Rosales. An official speaking on condition of anonymity told the Associated Press that the officers engaged in pursuit with the suspect’s vehicle after a woman called 911 when Rosales broke into her home and violated an order of protection.
Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement on Friday afternoon:
“Every day, the brave men and women of law enforcement selflessly serve our communities to keep the rest of us safe. Today, a sergeant in the New York City Police Department has made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, and another officer is undergoing treatment.
“My deepest sympathies are with the families of the officers involved in today’s tragedy in the Bronx, and with Commissioner O’Neill and the NYPD as they cope with the loss of one of their own.”