An ambush attack on a female New York Police officer occurred overnight by a now-deceased suspect described as a cop-hating serial criminal.
Officer Miosotis Familia, 48, and her partner were sitting in a parked cruiser in the Bronx at around 12:30 a.m. when 34-year-old Alexander Bonds approached the passenger side and fired one shot, striking the 12-year veteran in the head. She later died at the hospital.
Bonds only made it a block away before being shot and killed by responding officers. It is reported that a bystander was shot in the stomach but is in stable condition.
Bonds has an extensive criminal record with addresses all over New York City and at least six different aliases. He was currently on parole for a robbery in Syracuse. Bonds has several drug charges and was arrested in 2001 for beating a NYPD officer with brass knuckles.
Police say Bonds posted anti-cop sentiments on social media. In one, he complained about an Oakland cop stopping a child on a bicycle. Police have surveillance footage of Bonds leaving a bodega, pulling up his hoodie, and walking up to the patrol vehicle and firing the shot.
Familia leaves behind three children.