An off-duty officer with the city Correction Department was fatally shot inside her car late Sunday night on a Brooklyn street, the NYPD said.
Alastasia Bryan, 25, of Brooklyn, had gunshot wounds to her head and midsection, and was pronounced dead when EMS arrived at the scene on East 73rd Street and Avenue L in Flatlands, police said.
Detectives are investigating the 9:15 p.m. killing, and no arrests have been made. The rookie officer who worked on Rikers Island appeared to be the victim of a drive-by shooting, according to the New York Daily News.
The president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association,Elias Husamudeen, issued a statement, expressing his shock and grief over “the horrific murder of one of the youngest members of New York City’s Boldest, who was shot and killed by an unknown assailant while sitting in her car in Brooklyn.” He added the union will do “everything we can to support the officer’s family during this time and we will not rest until the assailant or assailants are brought to justice.”