Two New York Police officers were shot dead a fatal Tuesday night answering a call at a telephone shop in the Queens neighborhood in New York, according to CBS New York. The officer is killed in what appears to be an "absolute tragic incident of friendly fire," New York City commissioner James O'Neill said at a press conference late Tuesday.
The police union, Police charity association, tweet that a detective was killed during the service and was injured and a sergeant.
The incident unfolded when the officers responded to an armed robbery at a T-Mobile shop. An audio is being sent to hear an officer cry: "Shoots shot!
The CBS report in New York and the two officers were taken to Jamaica's Hospital Medical Center, where sources say one of them was declared dead. Police reported that at least one suspect was also shot and taken to a local hospital where he was detained.
Mayor of New York de Blascio was informed about the situation and arrived at Jamaica Hospital, spokesman Eric Phillips said.
New York Senator Chuck Sumer Shared on Twitter his condolences soon after.
Officials urge people to escape the Richmond Hill area due to a heavy police presence in response to the shooting. The Associated Press said the store's doors were blown by the shooting, and the glass paneled the pavement.
A large number of officers had gathered in front of the hospital with senior police officers. For the second time, a policeman was shot dead in the city in the past three months, AP said. In December, a Staten Island officer was hit by friendly fire, as the officers reacted to an internal dispute.
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