A New York Metropolis police detective has been killed in a “pleasant hearth” incident whereas responding to experiences of an armed theft at a cell phone store.
Brian Simonsen, 42, a 19-year veteran of the power, was hit within the chest and declared useless at hospital, stated police commissioner James O’Neill.
He’s the primary New York police officer to die within the line of responsibility since July 2017.
One other detective was shot within the leg however was stated to be in a secure situation and the suspect, described as a “profession legal”, was shot a number of occasions and brought to hospital.
The capturing occurred at a T-Cellular retailer within the Richmond Hill space of Queens at round 6pm on Tuesday.
This can be a painful night time for New York Metropolis. We misplaced Detective Brian Simonsen, an NYPD veteran of almost 19 years, within the line of responsibility. We are going to always remember him or his sacrifice. We can be there for his household and his fellow officers tonight, tomorrow and daily after that.
— Mayor Invoice de Blasio (@NYCMayor) 13 February 2019
Mr Simonsen and the opposite detective had entered the store and noticed the suspect pointing a gun at them however as they took cowl had been shot by different police, the New York Put up reported.
An “imitation firearm” was discovered on the scene, stated Commissioner O’Neill.
He tweeted: “Our hearts are damaged once more, as a result of a profession legal put lives in jeopardy.
“Det Brian Simonsen, 42, was a 19-year-veteran of the #NYPD. He misplaced his life combating crime & retaining secure all of the individuals we serve. The sympathies of all New Yorkers are along with his household & colleagues.”
Town’s mayor, Invoice de Blasio, tweeted that the detective’s demise was a “painful night time for New York Metropolis”.
“We are going to always remember him or his sacrifice. We can be there for his household and his fellow officers tonight, tomorrow and daily after that,” he stated.