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Gunman shoots NY police officer before taking his own life

12 August 2017, 12:30 | Myrtle Vega

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The NYPD officer shot three times Thursday in Cypress Hills by a man who later took his own life is expected to be released from the hospital Friday, police say.

"As the first officer approached the rear bedroom, the subject fired several shots, striking the officer several times", O'Neill said.

When reached by Metro, the NYPD said that the officer had been taken a nearby hospital and there is no further information on her condition.

According to the Associated Press, the gunman then barricaded himself in, prompting an hours-long standoff. When police finally gained access, they found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has been briefed on the shooting, according to a tweet from his office.

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The gunman has only been identified as a 29-year-old man.

Police said the shooting began shortly after the woman's call about her son, whom she said was not violent and unarmed. His attacker killed himself after an armed standoff in Brooklyn, police said.

The police commissioner said the officer's partner was also shaken up. "Thank God our officer is going to come through okay in this case", Mayor Bil lde Blasio told reporters Thursday. Police cars lined several streets in the neighborhood as helicopters circled overhead.

"He had a great attitude". "Our officer is going to come through it, he's a fearless young man, he's going to come through it".

He was rushed to Jamaica hospital.

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