NY police officer shot in standoff

An NYPD officer was shot Thursday in Cypress Hills Brooklyn

An NYPD officer was shot Thursday in Cypress Hills Brooklyn

The 30-year-old NYPD officer who was shot during an hours-long standoff that ended when the gunman killed himself Thursday is expected to be released from the hospital later Friday.

"As the first officer approached the rear bedroom, the subject fired several shots, striking the officer several times", O'Neill said.

Two bullets hit Nguyen's bulletproof vest and another bullet hit his arm after bouncing off his watch.

A female NYPD officer was shot in Cypress Hills Thursday afternoon, officials said.

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The officer was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

When police stormed the apartment, they found him dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. "This young man was definitely saved by his vest, it made all of the difference here", Mayor de Blasio said.

Officers arrived at the home, where they talked with the mother of the suspected gunman, police said. The officers were not sure about what weapon Sookdeo used to shoot Nguyen, but they later recovered two guns at the scene.

The incident took place as police responded to a 911 call around 4.30 p.m. (0830GMT), Police Commissioner James O'Neill told journalists at a news conference.

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"What could have been just another day, just another call turned into something much worse, and thank God our officer's going to come through it", de Blasio said.

Officers from the city's 75th precinct responded to the woman's Ridgewood Avenue home.

"He had a great attitude".

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