NYPD Shooting: Two Police Officers Shot In The Bronx, Suspects Spotted Near Fordham University

A NYPD shooting resulted in two police officers being shot and the New York Police Department is currently searching for the armed suspect who is believed to be at large near Fordham University in the Bronx.

In a related report by the Inquisitr, the NYPD shooting that resulted in the deaths of police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos has become a source of controversy, with many police officers turning their backs on Mayor de Blasio for his handling of the situation. During this crisis, arrests in New York City have plummeted as police officers come to terms with the slaying of their comrades.

Reports say the NYPD shooting occurred when officers from the 4th precinct pulled over a white Chevrolet Camaro around 10:30 p.m. on Monday night, after responding to reports of an armed robbery at a Chinese restaurant. Instead of stopping, the car sped away only to crash a short time later.

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The suspects exited the vehicle with a gun and opened fire on the police officers, striking one in the arm and another in the back. The shooting suspect then fled on foot and has been the subject of an intense manhunt during the night.

Some reports claim there may be as many as two suspects involved in the shooting. A revolver was recovered at the scene of the crime. Police say the shooting suspects are being described as Hispanic men between 20 and 30 years old.

Fordham University is advising that students and staff stay on campus due to the NYPD shooting. It’s reported that the shooting suspect was seen at Fordham Road and 3rd Avenue, and all university staff are asked to stay on the Rose Hill campus because of heavy police activity in the surrounding area.

Councilman Richie Torres has already issued a statement on the NYPD shooting.

“I am saddened by the news that two NYC Police Officers were shot in the line of duty while preventing an armed robbery in the Fordham section of the Bronx,” Torres said according to PIX11. “As the Council Member who represents the area, I ask all New Yorkers to keep these officers and their family in your prayers, as I will in mine. Tonight’s shooting underscores, in the most painfully human terms, the extraordinary risk that officers take in keeping our neighborhoods safe from violent crime. The two criminals responsible for the shootings deserve no mercy at all: they should be swiftly apprehended and prosecuted aggressively to the fullest extent of the law.”

The police officers involved in the NYPD shooting have been taken to St. Barnabas Hospital. Initial reports said they are both expected to survive, but USA Today reports that a “nursing supervisor reached by telephone at the hospital said she had no comment on the officers’ conditions.”

Some reports say the police officer shot in the back was wearing a bullet proof vest, which may have saved his life.

[Image via the NY Post]