NYPD Detective Murdered By Armed Robber

An NYPD detective was murdered responding to an armed robbery Tuesday night.

Queens, NY - An NYPD detective who was shot while responding to an armed robber Tuesday evening has succumbed to his injuries.

UPDATE: The department advised that the detective was hit by friendly fire.

Police Commissioner James O’Neill tweeted “An on-duty NYPD officer has been shot in Queens during what appears to be an armed robbery.”

It was later released that two officers had been shot in the gunfight with the armed robber.

A detective was hit in the chest, and was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, according to New York Daily News.

A police sergeant was shot in the hip. His condition has not been released.

The suspect was hit in the gunfight, and he briefly barricaded in a store before being taken into custody. The condition of the suspect has not been released.

The murdered detective was a 19 year police veteran who leaves behind a wife and two children, according to New York Daily News.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the murdered officer and the New York Police Department.

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bronx163
bronx163

It was friendly fire.

Perp had imitation pistol.

Awful day for my brotheres and sisters in the NYPD.

NOTHING WORSE THAN LOSING A COP THEN FIND OUT FRIENDLY FIRE.

AWFUL DAY.

May GOD bring strenghth to the DET SIMONSEN’s family and the cops in NYPD dealing with this horror.

MikeyBoy
MikeyBoy

Very awful to hear. But... He knew the risks. It's an inherently dangerous job. One that he signed up for. May he rest in peace.

VicG
VicG

Terrible tragedy. Rest in Peace Brother...