'Tragic case of friendly fire:' NYPD detective killed during Queens robbery

Det. Brian Simonsen was shot and killed by possible friendly fire during the armed robbery at a T Mobile store in Queens

Det. Brian Simonsen was shot and killed by possible friendly fire during the armed robbery at a T Mobile store in Queens

"Make no mistake, friendly fire aside, it is because of the actions of the suspect that Detective Simonsen is dead", he said. "The officers then entered the store and immediately saw a man fitting the description of the suspect emerge from the back pointing at them what appeared to be a handgun".

An official says a New York City police officer has been shot and killed and another officer was wounded while responding to an armed robbery.

The robbery suspect - identified by police as 27-year-old Christopher Ransom - was also shot multiple times and rushed to New York-Presbyterian/Queens, where he was taken into custody.

Early reports said one of the officers was in serious but stable condition, according to NBC4. Simonsen was considered a leader among his peers, Mr. Paladino said. He was shot multiple times and taken to hospital.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said, "It was a hard, painful night for our city".

"No sirens, guys", the dispatcher warns.

Officers salute a procession as the remains of slain Detective Brian Simonsen are removed from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, on February 12, 2019. Simonsen was shot while retreating out of the store, the commissioner said. The Associated Press said the doors of the store were blown out by the gunfire and glass fragments littered the sidewalk. Some walked together in a line, searching for evidence.

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"We wish him a speedy recovery", de Blasio said. "His mom, who has suffered so much". One bullet struck Simonsen, who was not wearing protective gear, in the chest. "His wife. The shock that they're feeling was so painful to see". He graduated from the New York Police Department Police Academy on October 24, 2000, the News-Review reported at the time.

The squad had a meeting Tuesday morning and officers say because of that meeting, Simonsen was excused from being at work Tuesday night.

"Shots fired! Shots fired!" an officer is heard yelling.

The last New York City police officer killed in the line of duty was a 12-year veteran and mother of three who was gunned down in 2017 while sitting in a police vehicle.

The incident unfolded as the officers, who were on an unrelated call nearby, responded to an armed robbery call at a T-Mobile store.

The Police Benevolent Association tweeted out a video of the escort for Det. In December, an officer on Staten Island was hit by friendly fire as officers responded to a domestic dispute call. "That bravery and that resolve is something that we all need to understand".

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