Police officer shot while responding to a call in the Bronx
A police officer was accidentally shot by his partner while responding to a domestic dispute call in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx. The officer, who was shot in the knee and the chest, is expected to survive thanks to his bulletproof vest.
Authorities say the incident began with a report of a violent argument inside an apartment on Holland Avenue. When police arrived on the scene, a blood-covered man allegedly lunged at the two responding officers. Officials say one of the cops fired 14 shots, hitting the suspect in both of his legs, but also striking her partner. The injured officer was rushed to Jacobi Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.
Inside the apartment, police found a 32-year-old woman who had been "hacked and slashed" multiple times. The woman was also brought Jacobi Hospital, where she later died. Police did not say how the woman was slashed, and the condition of the man who lunged at the officers was not known.
The injured cop is undergoing knee surgery and being treated for chest trauma. Mayor Bloomberg says this is the 83rd time the life of a police officer was spared because of a bulletproof vest.