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1 NYPD officer killed, 1 injured in shooting

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Posted at 8:11 PM, Jan 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-21 22:48:18-05

A New York police officer was killed and another was fighting for his life Friday night after responding to a domestic situation between a mother and son, authorities said.

New York Police Department Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the officer who died was 22-years-old.

"We're mourning, and we're angry," she said.

Police officials originally told The New York Times that both responding officers died, but clarified late Friday night that the surviving officer was in critical condition and undergoing surgery.

Mayor Eric Adams was visibly upset during a press conference Friday night, saying the killing was an attack on the city.

“It is our city against the killers," he said.

Police said the suspect, a 47-year-old man swung a door open and fired shots, hitting both officers. Another officer shot the suspect, whose condition was not released.

Police said they recovered a stolen gun at the scene. They also said the suspect has a lengthy criminal history.