Officer shot in ‘unprovoked direct attack’ in the Bronx in critical condition, alleged culprit killed

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FORDHAM HEIGHTS, the Bronx — An NYPD officer was shot in the Bronx in what is being described as an "unprovoked direct attack," police said Wednesday.

The officer was shot near the intersection 183rd Street and Morris Avenue around 12:30 a.m.

The suspected shooter,  Alexander Bonds, 34, was fatally shot by by anti-crime cops after fleeing the scene, police said.

The officer was inside a mobile command center when she was shot through the window, police said. The alleged culprit ran and was fatally shot.

The FDNY received a call about the shooting just after 12:30 a.m. and are currently responding to the scene on Morris Avenue.

The officer, who was on duty when she was shot, is in critical condition at Saint Barnabas Hospital, a spokesperson with the NYPD said.

Her name was not immediately released.

There are no outstanding suspects as of 1:48 a.m., a police official said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has been briefed on the shooting, a spokesperson said.

NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill is scheduled to share additional details on the shooting Wednesday morning.

The officer was shot less than two miles away from where Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo was fatally shot  in November. He was a 19-year veteran of the force and a father of two.

PIX11's Ashley Soley-Cerro contributed to this report. 

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