NEW YORK (WHTM) – A New York City police sergeant has been killed and another has been wounded in a shootout with a robbery suspect in the Bronx Friday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the other officer was shot in the leg and is undergoing treatment.
A police spokesman said the robbery suspect was killed in the shootout.
The spokesman said the suspect’s car was pulled over by police who had received a description of someone who had just committed a home invasion. He says the suspect fired on the sergeants who were responding to the scene.
A law enforcement official identifies the suspect as 35-year-old Manuel Rosales. The official says a woman called 911 after Rosales broke into her home, violating an order of protection.
A lawyer who previously represented Rosales said his client wasn’t violent.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.