A NYPD detective was shot and killed, and a sergeant was wounded in a furious gunbattle Tuesday night with an armed robber in Queens, law enforcement sources said.
According to sources, police were responding to an armed robbery at a T-Mobile cell phone store at Atlantic Ave. and 121st St. in Richmond Hill at around 6:14 p.m.
A 19-year veteran detective and a squad sergeant were struck by gunfire as the suspect holed up inside the store, sources said.
Police Commissioner James O’Neill confirmed the bloodshed, tweeting, “An on-duty NYPD officer has been shot in Queens during what appears to be an armed robbery.”
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