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Old 02-09-2020, 05:53 AM
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2 NYPD Officers Ambushed In The Bronx, 1 Shot: ‘This Was An Attempt To Assassinate Police Officers’
February 8, 2020 at 8:30 pm



NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One NYPD officer was shot after he and his partner were ambushed while sitting in their marked police van in the Bronx on Saturday.

At a press conference late Saturday night, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called the shooting “an assassination attempt at two New York City police officers.”

Shea says the two officers were assigned to a drug-prone area in the Longwood section near East 163rd Street and Barretto Avenue.

Just before 8:30 p.m., a man approached the officers in the van and engaged them in conversation. Shea says it’s believed he was asking for directions.

The @nypd is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the male depicted in these photos for questioning in regard to the shooting of a NYPD Police Officer in the area of Simpson Street and Barreto Street in the Bronx. pic.twitter.com/HeI5fOovfO

— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDDetectives) February 9, 2020

The man then allegedly pulled out a gun. Shea says the officer who was driving the van yelled “Gun!” then tried to put the van into drive and pull away.

The perpetrator allegedly fired multiple shots at close proximity into the van.

At least one, possibly two, shots struck the officer who was driving. He was struck once in the chin and once in the neck.

“It is a miracle that we are not here under worse circumstances,” Shea said.

Neither officer returned fire.

The injured officer was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be OK. It’s possible he could return home Sunday, Shea said.
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:25 AM
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Gunman In Custody After Opening Fire In Bronx Precinct House, 12 Hours After ‘Assassination’ Attempt On 2 Other Cops

February 9, 2020 at 11:04 am



NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Another NYPD officer, possibly a lieutenant, was shot in a police precinct Sunday morning, just 12 hours after two cops were wounded Saturday in an ambush in the Bronx.

Police say the shooter is believed to be the same person sought from a Saturday shooting in which one NYPD officer was shot after he and his partner were ambushed sitting in their marked police van in the Bronx.

The alleged gunman is now in custody. In a press conference Sunday morning, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said he had served time in prison for murder and was paroled in 2017.

The Sunday shooting happened at the New York City Police Department’s 41st Precinct located at 1035 Longwood Ave in the Longwood section of the Bronx.

Shea said the gunman shot at two officers and a civilian.

A male lieutenant was hit the left arm and returned fire on the gunman, not hitting him. The suspect laid down on the precinct house floor after running out of bullets in his pistol.

The wounded officer was taken to Lincoln Hospital and is expected to survive.
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Old 02-09-2020, 02:50 PM
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Who is NYPD shooting suspect Robert Williams?



LONGWOOD, Bronx (WABC) -- Walking into the 41st Precinct casually in a purple and gold hoodie, police say Robert Williams fired at point-blank range at officers and civilians. Police said they are certain Williams is the same suspect behind the Saturday night Simpson Ave. shooting into a marked NYPD van with flashing lights.

Police say Williams was arrested for attempted murder in 2002 and released on parole in 2017. He is described as 'a career criminal.'

In 2002, police say he shot a person, carjacked a woman, crashed her vehicle and then got into a shootout with police. Officers are still going through his arrest history.

Williams was also arrested in November 2018 for driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. The Bronx District Attorney's office asked for $2,000 bail but he was released on his own recognizance.

The arrest was considered a parole violation, and he was immediately picked up by the state and held at Rikers Island until January 2019. Williams has a return date on the November 2018 case on Monday. It is unknown when he will appear on this weekend's shootings.
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Old 02-10-2020, 08:59 AM
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Paul Stroffolino, NYPD cop shot in Bronx ambush, returns home from hospital
By Kevin Sheehan and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
February 9, 2020 | 3:10pm | Updated


New York Police Officer Paul Stroffolino leaves Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx
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The NYPD cop shot in an ambush by a brazen gunman in the Bronx left Lincoln Hospital and returned home to a hero’s welcome Sunday.

Police Officer Paul Stroffolino, 31, was wheeled out of the Bronx hospital to applause from scores of New York Finest — a bandage visible on the right side of his neck — before acknowledging the cops and jumping into a waiting Ford Taurus for a ride home to Orange County.

“Despite being shot in the chin & neck last night, Police Officer Stroffolino goes home today, giving his fellow officers — & everyone we serve — an inspirational thumbs-up,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Twitter. “We thank him for his heroic service to our city, and wish him a speedy recovery.”

Stroffolino arrived at his ranch-style home in Warwick in Orange County shortly before 1:30 p.m.

The eight-year NYPD veteran, who was surrounded by friends and family, declined to comment.

Warwick police, Orange County sheriff’s deputies and state police kept reporters away from the home. A towel was draped over the mailbox outside the house to shield the home’s address.

“He’s a good kid,” neighbor Michael DeFrancis, 81, told The Post. “He always wanted to be a cop. I was happy to hear he was going to do it. He came and told me years ago, ‘I’m gonna join the NYPD. He was all excited. I told him, ‘go for it.'”

Stroffolino was grazed in the chin and neck when police said a cop-hating gunman walked up to their patrol van on East 163rd Street and Fox Street around 8:30 p.m. Saturday and opened fire.

His partner drove him to Lincoln, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released.

Police believe the same suspect, Robert Williams, walked into the 41st Precinct station house on Sunday morning and opened fire, wounding a police lieutenant before being taken into custody.
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:00 AM
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Bronx precinct shooting suspect Robert Williams surrendered after running out of bullets
By Anabel Sosa and Aaron Feis
February 9, 2020 | 12:04pm | Updated

The “coward” gunman who shot up an NYPD station house in The Bronx early Sunday, wounding a lieutenant, only surrendered after he emptied his clip, according to department Commissioner Dermot Shea.

Alleged shooter Robert Williams stormed into the 41st Precinct station house on Longwood Avenue around 8 a.m. and opened fire, according to harrowing video of the brazen assault and police sources.

“He immediately pulls out a gun and fires multiple rounds towards the desk area,” said Shea in a press briefing. “He then walks into an area beside that desk and fires several rounds.”

In the barrage, a lieutenant, identified as Jose Gautreaux, was struck in the upper left arm, Shea said.

The shooter quickly threw himself down to the station-house floor — but not because he had a change of heart, said Shea.

“I will point out that this coward immediately lay down, but only after he ran out of bullets,” said Shea.

Once the bullets stopped flying, the suspect was taken into custody by a flood of Finest, and taken to an area hospital, for unspecified injuries suffered in the fracas.

He is also suspected of ambushing another neighborhood cop sitting in a marked department van on Saturday night, firing a round that nearly struck that officer’s carotid artery, sources have said.

Both that officer and Gautreaux are expected to make full recoveries, said Shea.

Lieutenants Benevolent Association president Lou Turco characterized the shooter as a “career criminal,” and Shea noted that he was convicted of attempted murder in 2002 — in an incident also involving a shoot-out with cops.

In that incident, he shot a person, carjacked a passing motorist, crashed that vehicle, and then got traded bullets with the NYPD before his apprehension, said Shea.

The suspect also had a court date for another case in the coming days, said Shea, not revealing any details of that incident.

Shea, joined by city leaders including Mayor Bill de Blasio, denounced Sunday’s attack.

“This is not a liquor store robbery interrupted,” said Shea. “This was a premeditated assassination attempt.

“It is only by the grace of God … that we are not talking about police officers murdered inside a New York City police precinct.”

Added de Blasio, “This was an attempt to assassinate police officers. We need to use that word, because it was a premeditated effort to kill.

“Picture yourself on a Sunday morning at work and bullets start flying all around you,” said de Blasio. “This is what we ask of our officers.”
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Jose Gautreaux identified as NYPD lieutenant shot in Bronx precinct house
By Tina Moore and Craig McCarthy
February 9, 2020 | 11:23am | Updated

The Bronx lieutenant who was shot in the arm by a brazen cop-hating gunman has been identified as Jose Gautreaux, according to police sources.

The lieutenant was shot just before 8 a.m. when a gunman walked into the 41st Precinct house in Hunts Point on Sunday. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he was expected to be OK.

The 15-year veteran’s gunshot wounds “narrowly missed” any vital structures and he is expected to make a full recovery, NYPD officials said.

Cops swarmed the gunman — who could be seen surrendering to police after diving behind a desk in a dramatic series of videos from the lobby of the station house — and was taken into custody.

Police sources identified the man as Robert Williams, who has had multiple run-ins with the law, including a homicide accusation.

The shooter was believed to be the same man who ambushed another 41st Precinct cop while he sat in a marked police van in the Bronx Saturday night — less than 12 hours earlier.

Gautreaux was promoted to lieutenant in June 2018 after being a sergeant for seven years.
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