Two NYPD officers — one a rookie with just over a year on the job — were were shot while responding to a domestic violence call Friday evening in Harlem, multiple police sources said. One of the officers died, another was gravely wounded.
There have been a total of four police officers and three suspects shot within the last 72 hours.
The gunfire erupted just before 6:30 p.m. inside an apartment at 119 West 135th Street, as police responded to a domestic violence dispute between a mother and son, sources confirmed.
The officers were the among four cops shot in the line of duty just this week.
One of the officers was struck in the face by gunfire, law-enforcement sources told The Post.
The suspect was also fatally shot, the sources said.
“It’s crazy out here. It’s the Wild Wild West, especially with cops being shot. Imagine what happens with regular citizens,” Christopher Espinoza, a 29-year-old Harlem resident, told The New York Post.
A total of five police officers have been shot this month.
On New Year’s Day, an NYPD officer was shot while resting in his car between shifts in East Harlem. Officials believe he was hit in the head by a stray bullet. That officer was treated and released from the hospital.