NYPD detective killed, sergeant wounded in shooting in Queens

NYPD detective, a Riverhead High graduate, killed in the line of duty

NYPD: Detective Shot And Killed By Friendly Fire In Queens, Robbery Suspect In Custody

The suspect, described as a 27-year-old "career criminal", was not identified by police. The witness also reported Ransom was armed.

In this undated photo provided by the New York City Police Department, Det. While he's in custody, police are asking anyone with more information about him to contact them.

Detective Brian Simonsen, 42, is believed to have been killed by friendly fire while responding to a report of an armed robbery in Queens. "At that time, the officers exit the location as the perpetrator continues running in their direction".

The shooting started about two minutes after the officers were directed to go to the store, according to dramatic dispatch audio.

A witness told the NYDN that before police arrived, one of the robbers, dressed in black, could be seen escorting two employees to the back of a T-Mobile store at gunpoint.

It was unclear how either officer was injured, or what happened to the suspect. Seven members of the NYPD fired 42 rounds during the incident. Police say they were wanted in connection with a string of robberies in the area.

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They were not wearing vests when they responded. Maloney confirmed all shooting took place outside the store, to the left and right of the main entrance.

Five officers captured parts of the scene on body cameras and investigators are also reviewing surveillance footage from the store, he added.

"With the suspect advancing toward them, the officers discharged their weapons and retreated out of the store", O'Neill said.

NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill previously said the shootings appeared to be "an absolute tragic case of friendly fire".

Police say an imitation firearm was recovered.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and police officials are expected to speak to reporters at the hospital Tuesday night.

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They also visited the injured sergeant who is in stable condition.

Sen. Chuck Schumer said, "We are forever indebted to the courageous NYPD detective who was killed in Queens tonight and the sergeant who was wounded".

The mayor said that he and the commissioner had told Simonsen's family that "the New York City Police Department will be there for them, the people of New York City will be there for them".

Simonsen's sergeant, who was not identified, was shot one time in the leg, and is in stable condition at a local hospital.

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