NEW YORK, U.S. - In a dramatic shoot-out in Bronx on Friday, one New York police offer was killed and another was injured after officers engaged in gun battle with a home invasion suspect in the ...
• Both officers were rushed to Jacobi Medical Center
• The shootout was between police officers and a Bronx home invasion suspect
• The officer killed was identified as Paul Tuozzolo
NEW YORK, U.S. - In a dramatic shoot-out in Bronx on Friday, one New York police offer was killed and another was injured after officers engaged in gun battle with a home invasion suspect in the area.
Police Commissioner James O'Neill confirmed the shootout and identified the slain police officer as 41-year-old Paul Tuozzolo, who had worked with the department for 19 years.
Both the officers were rushed to the Jacobi Medical Center.
The wounded sergeant was identified as Emmanuel Kwo. Kwo was shot in the leg and is currently undergoing treatment. He is now in a stable condition, O’Neill said.
According to reports, 911 had received a call from a woman at 2:45 pm on Friday who claimed that an armed man had broken into their house.
Upon reaching the scene, police found the man's estranged wife, their 3-year-old son, the 911 caller and a 13-year-old child.
The officers is said to have learnt that the armed man had fled the residential complex.
He was said to be in a vehicle a mile away from the apartment and when followed, he brandished a .45-caliber pistol and began shooting at the police officers that were following him.
O’Neill said, “The police officers were in pursuit of a vehicle when they knew there was an armed suspect in the car.”
The police officers started firing, too.
The man was killed in the police firing and was later identified as 35-year-old Manuel Rosales.
Officials are currently unclear of why Rosales had entered the apartment armed and are currently investigating.
Rosales had 17 arrest records for unspecified crimes and was a resident of Suffolk County.
The officer who lost his life, Tuozzolo was married and had fathered two children.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he was “a man who committed his life to protecting all of us.”
De Blasio added, “The city is in mourning and the family of the NYPD is in mourning, particularly the men and women of the four-three precinct.”