Police officer gunned down in Queens

13 February, 2019, 23:10 | Author: Myra Gill
  • NYPD detective, a Riverhead High graduate, killed in the line of duty

Detective Brian Simonsen, 42, was shot in the chest and succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital after he and his sergeant responded to reports of a robbery at a T-Mobile cell phone store in Queens, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said at a press conference.

The robbery suspect, Christopher Ransom, 27, also suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

In a grim rite, officers from across the New York City Police Department stood and saluted Tuesday night outside Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in a cold drizzle as the remains of a detective, believed to have been caught in the crosshairs of fellow law enforcement, were driven past in an ambulance.

A second officer, Sgt. Matthew Gorman, was struck by friendly fire, and reportedly expected to survive.

'Make no mistake about it, friendly fire aside, it is because of the actions of the suspect that Detective Simonsen is dead, ' the commissioner said as he choked back tears.

"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.

At the time, "multiple officers" were firing "multiple rounds", O'Neill said.

The suspect's firearm recovered at the scene was fake, O'Neill said.


He says the detective was immediately put into a marked police vehicle and rushed to the hospital, but despite their efforts, he died. "He didn't have to be at work tonight", Palladino said. Simonsen earlier Tuesday. An elected delegate with the 102nd detective squad, Det.

"We miss him, we're going to miss him. All-time, all the time, he come in my store, all times", one worker said. "That bravery and resolve is something we all need to understand".

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed flags on all state government buildings to fly at half staff in honor of Simonsen. "This tragedy is a heartbreaking reminder of the risks the courageous men and women in law enforcement face every day to keep us safe".

Officer Miosotis Familia, 48, was writing in her notebook when ex-convict Alexander Bonds strode up and shot her through a window.

Brian Simonsen is the first NY police officer to die in the line of duty since July 2017.

The Police Benevolent Association tweeted out a video of the escort for Det.

The suspected robber who allegedly held up a Queens T-Mobile store, leading to the death of an NYPD detective, is a career criminal who once was busted for impersonating a cop, lied his way into a Brooklyn court internship and was busted for stalking two judges six years ago.

Recommended:

  • Broncos have agreement to trade for Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

    Broncos have agreement to trade for Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

    Schefter noted that, because of this, teams are now prohibited from commenting on the terms of the deal. Flacco is 34 years old and coming off a season in which he lost his starting job to Lamar Jackson .
    Usher & Rich The Kid Present At Studio During Alleged Shooting!

    Usher & Rich The Kid Present At Studio During Alleged Shooting!

    Witnesses told TMZ that as many as 10 shots were fired outside the Westlake Recording Studio on Tuesday afternoon. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported on the robbery, though the report did not name the victims.
    Christmas Island: Australia 'to re-open' controversial detention centre

    Christmas Island: Australia 'to re-open' controversial detention centre

    But because it was amended in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, it returned to the Senate for another vote on Wednesday . The government of prime minister Arthur Fadden lost a symbolic budget vote in 1941 and immediately resigned.
  • Lady Gaga Tweets Her Support of Cardi B's Grammys Win

    Lady Gaga Tweets Her Support of Cardi B's Grammys Win

    Rapper Cardi B's performance at the 2019 Grammys was a show-stopper, but it didn't exactly go off without a hitch. He started out by writing on Twitter, "I don't never wanna be propped up by tearing somebody else down".
    Crude Oil Analysis: Oil Rises on Aggressive Saudi Action

    Crude Oil Analysis: Oil Rises on Aggressive Saudi Action

    USA restrictions on Venezuela's energy sector should remove some 330,000 bpd in supply this year, according to Goldman Sachs. World oil demand will grow more slowly this year, OPEC said , and non-OPEC production will rise more rapidly than expected.
    The Division 2 Open Beta Coming Soon

    The Division 2 Open Beta Coming Soon

    However, the real highlight had to be The Division 2's endgame with three all-new specializations and a high-level mission. The Division 2 itself will launch on 15 March, so chances are that the open beta session will be held very soon.
  • 'Little to no change' in North Korean capabilities: United States  commander

    'Little to no change' in North Korean capabilities: United States commander

    North Korea remains the No. 1 immediate threat to American forces in the Indo-Pacific Command area of operations, said Adm. "They were paying about $500 million for $5 billion worth of protection", Trump said.
    Dani Alves: Time for PSG to win Champions League

    Dani Alves: Time for PSG to win Champions League

    After that, they welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford the following Sunday. They soaked up United's pressure and early high tempo. They are a top team. "We will give it a go".
    Lin bought out by Hawks; looks to join Raptors

    Lin bought out by Hawks; looks to join Raptors

    While Raptors coach Nick Nurse couldn't talk about the deal, Nets coach Kenny Anderson, who coached Lin in Brooklyn, did. Nets: In his second game since missing 42 with a foot injury, Caris LeVert shot 3-for-11 and scored six points.
  • Mars One, company that planned to settle humans on Mars, goes bankrupt

    Mars One, company that planned to settle humans on Mars, goes bankrupt

    Interesting times, but we still suggest would-be Martian colonists probably shouldn't bother packing their suitcases quite yet. Mars One started grabbing headlines in 2012 when the company revealed its insane plan to send humans to Mars in 2020s.
    Elon Musk’s Tesla Model Y: An Electric Crossover Or SUV?

    Elon Musk’s Tesla Model Y: An Electric Crossover Or SUV?

    He is also going to review the service in Norway since there has been some frustration because of delayed Tesla Model 3 orders. Musk confirmed that the Model Y unveiling, which will have the full details of the new SUV, will be on March 15.
    Bebe Rexha turns to Bahraini designer for her Grammy Awards look

    Bebe Rexha turns to Bahraini designer for her Grammy Awards look

    See the rest of our favorite standout looks from the 2019 GRAMMY Awards by clicking through the gallery of best-dressed celebs. Rexha told E! on the red carpet , "I just did the video because I was really heartbroken and it bummed me out...


Popular

Texas Children Found Locked in Dog Cage, Covered In Feces
The newspaper reported that deputies were talking to a woman and an injured man when they heard children inside the home. Deputies fed the kids and gave them water before taking them to the hospital, according to the sheriff's office.

U.S. charges former Air Force intel agent with defecting to Iran
Monica Elfriede Witt , a former Texas resident, left the United States military in 2008 after more than a decade of service. In the indictment , Witt, who converted to Islam, is also identified by her Iranian names, Fatemah Zahra and Narges Witt.

Justin Bieber Suffering From ‘Depression’ & Is ‘Receiving Treatment’ To Help
I found myself doing things that I was so ashamed of, being super-promiscuous and stuff, and I think I used Xanax because I was so ashamed.

Hungary to give women with 4 or more kids life tax exemption
The administration has argued for providers of next-generation mobile gear to rely on USA companies such as Cisco Systems Inc. Hua, the Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman, thanked Szijjarto for his "independent, objective and unbiased remarks".

Anthony Edwards Commits To Georgia
He noted Georgia coach Tom Crean's relationship with two National Basketball Association stars as a factor in his decision. Edwards is averaging around 27 points and nine rebounds per game this season for Holy Spirit Prep.

Many killed in stampede at APC rally in Port-Harcourt
The peace accord is to commit political parties to peaceful elections and a non-violent transfer of power in the country. The planned trip was facilitated by the Kofi Annan Foundation and the National Peace Committee.

Dua Lipa & St. Vincent Perform "Masseduction"/"One Kiss" Mashup at Grammys
Last year's Best New Artist victor was Alessia Cara, who presented Lipa with her award tonight. The speech he made on Sunday will be his last as the Grammys CEO and President.

Angel Di Maria blames Louis van Gaal for Manchester United struggles
Di Maria even had a bottle thrown at him when he went over to take a set-piece in front of the fans during the second-half. Angel Di Maria has risked a Champions League ban for his reaction to Manchester United fans in PSG 's win at Old Trafford.

Black leopard captured for first time in 100 years by Brit photographer
Also known as a "melanistic" leopards, these sleek felines have a mutation marked by a prevalence of dark pigment over light. He used specialist equipment including wireless motion sensors, high-quality DSLR cameras and two to three flashes.

Phil Mickelson praises Paul Casey after sealing Pebble Beach win
The 48-year-old, five-time major victor took home his second tournament in the last two years after not having won since 2013. As highlighted in the In-Play Blog , the Englishman's record when leading on the PGA Tour is woeful and he's one to take on.