Police Radio Audio of Moment NYPD Detective is Murdered

Lamar Ellis
February 14, 2019

New York City Police identified the fallen officer as NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen, a 42-year-old, 19-year member of the NYPD.

Both officers were rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where Simonsen was pronounced dead.

O'Neill described the suspect, as a 27-year-old career criminal.

"Make no mistake about it, friendly fire aside, it is because of the actions of the suspect that Detective Simonsen is dead".

"That was when Detective Simonsen was shot", the commissioner said.

"We're going to be looking for the public's help in getting more information about him, about what he may or may not be involved in", Chief of Department Terence Monahan said.

NYBefore Tuesday, eight U.S. police officers had been killed by firearms while on duty in 2019, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website.

Spectrum News NY1 reported that the detective that was shot and killed "was 1 year away from retirement, @MylesMill reports". A witness said he heard 10 to 11 shots fired before he saw someone - believed to be the sergeant - limping to his vehicle.

Dozens of officers were seen hugging and crying in the hospital lobby as Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived shortly after the shooting. News 12 is told he was shot multiple times.

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O'Neil blamed the suspected robber for the deadly incident. "It's insane. The store has been robbed before but nothing as bad as this".

Simonsen and Gorman entered the store and were confronted by a suspect wielding what appeared to be a gun, Commissioner James O'Neill said at a press conference Tuesday night.

"This is an absolute tragedy, the worst outcome any police officer or family of a police officer could ever imagine", police commissioner O'Neill added. Second officer shot in stable condition. Simonsen earlier Tuesday. An elected delegate with the 102nd detective squad, Det.

"He was the kind of fellow who led by example", Palladino said. "All-time, all the time, he come in my store, all times", one worker said. Brian Simonsen is shown.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a press conference at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, in the Queens borough of N.Y., on February 12, 2019.

"The moment the NYPD Detective was murdered in Queens on Tuesday night at a robbery in a T Mobile store".

Officer Miosotis Familia, 48, was writing in her notebook when ex-convict Alexander Bonds strode up and shot her through a window. "That bravery and that resolve is something that we all need to understand".

The last NYPD officer killed in the line of duty was a 12-year veteran and mother of three who was gunned down in 2017 while sitting in a police vehicle.

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