NYPD officer assassinated in police vehicle
A police officer was fatally shot in the head while sitting in a police vehicle in the Bronx early Wednesday, according to law enforcement sources. The officer has been identified as 48-year-old mother of three Miosotis Familia.
Alexander Bonds, 34, came up and blasted Familia through the window without warning, sources said.
It seemed to be a deliberate “cop assassination,” one law enforcement source told The Post.
Bonds approached at 12:30 a.m. as Familia sat inside a temporary headquarters vehicle at East 183rd Street and Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights, according to sources.
Cops say Bonds was paroled in 2013 for a robbery in Syracuse after serving nearly seven years of an eight-year sentence. He was set to complete parole in May 2018.
Familia — a 12-year-veteran who was with the Anti-Crime unit of the 46th Precinct — was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she died during surgery.
“This is absolutely an unprovoked attack,” said NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill.
The commissioner said Bonds fired one round, after which the wounded officer’s partner called for backup.