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Services scheduled for slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia

The funeral for the 12-year veteran of the force will be held Tuesday morning.
Services scheduled for slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia.
Services for slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia will take place early this week. (Twitter/@NYPD46Pct)

A wake for slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia will take place Monday afternoon, the department announced, and her funeral is set for Tuesday morning.

Familia, 48, was shot in the head early Wednesday while sitting in a mobile command unit in the Fordham Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. The mother of three, who worked out of the 46th Precinct and was a 12-year veteran of the force, later died at St. Barnabas Hospital.

Viewing hours for Familia will take place Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral mass will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services will take place at World Changers Church at 2417 Grand Concourse in the Bronx.

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The gunman, 34-year-old Alexander Bonds, was shot and killed after he pulled a revolver on pursuing officers as he fled the scene of the shooting.

The NYPD later said officers were searching for Bonds, who had a previous criminal record and was on parole after serving seven years from a robbery conviction, on Wednesday before the shooting.

Bonds’ girlfriend had called 911 hours before the shooting saying he was “acting erratically and that he was paranoid by police,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said according to CBS New York. She said he had paranoid schizophrenia, and a search of his home after the shooting found medication, but it is unknown if he had been taking them.

On July 1, Bonds’ girlfriend took him to St. Barnabas for psychiatric treatment, and he was released that same day, Boyce said.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has since called for an investigation into the facility regarding Bonds’ release, saying in a statement that “it is critical to ensure all proper procedures and safeguards were taken.”

A hospital spokesperson said St. Barnabas will fully cooperate in the investigation and said that all procedures were followed regarding its evaluation of Bonds during the time he was in its emergency room.
 

 
 
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