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2 NYPD officers shot in Bronx, officials say

Two NYPD officers were shot and rushed to Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx Friday afternoon.

    NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill identified the shooter as Manuel Rosales, 35, of Brentwood, who was shot and killed at the scene. O'Neill said Rosales had 17 prior arrests. (Photo Credit: SCPD)

    Today, NYPD Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo was shot and killed while doing his job- while trying to keep the men and women of NYC safe.

    Photos from the scene:

    Two New York City police officers were shot in the Bronx Friday.

    Here’s what we know so far:

      • Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo has died, NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said in a news conference. Tuozzolo was a 19-year veteran of the force, and leaves behind a wife and two young children, he added.
      • In a statement, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said: “Every day, the brave men and women of law enforcement selflessly serve our communities to keep the rest of us safe. Today, a sergeant in the New York City Police Department has made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, and another officer is undergoing treatment.”
      • The shooting occurred in the Van Nest area of the Bronx, just north of the Cross Bronx Expressway.
      • Both officers were taken to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. The other officer, Sergeant Emmanuel Kwo, was shot in the leg and is in stable condition, according to the NYPD.
      • A suspect with “multiple guns,” was killed at the scene, according to Ed Mullins, head of the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association. The suspect was later identified as 35-year-old Manuel Rosales, who was believed to be in living in Suffolk County, according to O’Neill.
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