Alexander Bonds shot the 48-year-old Familia in the head as the 12-year NYPD veteran sat in a mobile command unit in the Fordham Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. Familia, a mother of three, later died at St. Barnabas Hospital.
Bonds, 34, was shot and killed after he fled the scene on foot and pulled a revolver on officers in pursuit. A bystander was also shot in the melee and is in stable condition, police said.
“It is clear that this was an unprovoked attack on police officers who were assigned to keep the people of this great city safe,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said during a press conference outside St. Barnabas.
— Commissioner O’Neill (@NYPDONeill) July 5, 2017
NYPD officers lined the street outside the hospital and saluted as Familia’s body was taken by ambulance to the medical examiner’s office.
End of Watch P.O Miosotis Familia. pic.twitter.com/MtoLldK3KW
— NYPD 46th Precinct (@NYPD46Pct) July 5, 2017
What we know about slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia
According to her LinkedIn profile, Familia:
• joined the NYPD in 2005 and worked out of the 46th Precinct
• was a nurse and medical assistant at New York University Hospital from 1999 to 2004
• was a medical assistant at the Red Cross from 1997 to 1999
• majored in psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
What we know about suspected gunman Alexander Bonds
• Bonds, who last known address was in the Bronx, had previously assaulted a police officer with brass knuckles, a police source told the Daily News.
• Following a robbery conviction, Bonds served seven years in Attica Correctional Facility before being paroled in 2013. He was on supervised release until May 2018.
• Bonds was paroled after spending nearly seven months at Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility in connection to a Bronx drug sale conviction.