Bronx, NY- An NYPD officer was shot Sunday morning, just 12 hours after two officer were ambushed by a gunman in the same precinct.
An NYPD lieutenant was shot Sunday morning inside the 41st precinct.
Law enforcement officials say a man was taken into custody around 8 a.m. Sunday, immediately after the second shooting. He reportedly walked into the 41st precinct headquarters, fired at officers, and then place his gun on the floor and surrendered.
Sunday morning’s shooting occurred at the 41st precinct at the corner of Southern Boulevard and Longwood Avenue, just blocks away from Saturday night’s attack.
Sources say the man in custody is believed to be the same shooter responsible for Saturday evening’s ambush that injured an officer.
The lieutenant shot Sunday was hit in the arm, and is in stable condition.
The gunman has been identified as Robert Williams. Williams was paroled in 2017 after an attempted murder conviction.
Governor Cuomo called the "multiple attacks on NYPD officer in the Bronx" horrifying in a tweet Sunday morning.
On Saturday night, the gunman approached two officers around 8:30 p.m., engaged them in conversation, and then fired at the officers sitting inside a marked police van.
The officer in the driver’s seat was struck by two bullets, in the chin and the neck. The officer attempted to drive away when the suspect pulled out the gun and fired several times.
"Let me be very clear: this was an assassination attempt of two New York City officers," Commissioner Shea said Saturday night from Lincoln Hospital.
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