NEW YORK – A 22-year-old policeman was killed and a 27-year-old colleague of his was seriously injured in what investigators called an ambush in Harlem. The man who shot him was also wounded by a third agent as he tried to escape.
It all started with a call from a woman who needed help with her abusive son. When three policemen arrived at the apartment, the 47-year-old man “suddenly opened fire on them. In an instant, the life of a 22-year-old man came to a halt and that of another was damaged for always, “said the head of the New York Police Department, Keechant Sewell. “I struggle to find the words to express the tragedy we are experiencing. We are in mourning and we are angry,” he added.
It is the third time this week that a police officer has been shot in New York. For the mayor of the metropolis, the Democrat and former police officer Eric Adams, in office since January 1, “it wasn’t an attack on these brave cops. This was an attack on New York City.” Adams then called on all forces to unite to counter the violence. “We need Washington to join us and act now to stop the proliferation of weapons in New York,” he said.