Bronx police officer shot, suspect killed during pursuit on Boston Road

(02/15/04) JACOBI MEDICAL CENTER - A Bronx cop is in serious condition after being shot Sunday afternoon. Initial reports say the officer was involved in a car chase that ended near Boston Road and East 179th Street.

The suspect in the chase fled the scene on foot after crashing into another driver. The responding officer followed the perpetrator before cornering him. The suspect then made an attempt to grab the cop's gun. In doing so a shot was fired into the police officer's abdomen.

Other Bronx cops on the scene then fired at the still unidentified suspect, striking and killing him. The wounded officer was brought to Jacobi Medical Center, where he is recovering from his injuries.

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