It was anything buy a happy Independence Day for the NYPD. “A police officer was fatally shot in the head while sitting in a police vehicle in the Bronx early Wednesday, according to law enforcement sources. The officer has been identified as 48-year-old Miosotis Familia.
“Alexander Bonds, 34, came up and blasted Familia through the window without warning, sources said. … Bonds approached at 12:30 a.m. as Familia sat inside a temporary headquarters vehicle at East 183rd Street and Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights, according to sources.”
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The shooter was chased down and shot to death while exchanging gunfire with police about a block away from the scene of the shooting. As the Daily News reports, Bonds had an extensive history with the criminal justice system.
Bonds’ criminal rap sheet includes an assault on a police officer with brass knuckles, a source said. He was paroled in 2013 after serving seven years for a robbery in the Syracuse area, according to state records.
“Let’s be clear. This was nothing less than an assassination of a police officer. Our understanding is she was filling out her memo book and he walked out and fired one round,” the source said.
The source said Bonds, who boasts up to six different aliases, recently spoke critically of law enforcement on an unspecified social media site. He said police in Oakland, Calif., were wrong to stop a child riding a bicycle.
The murder of Officer Familia was disturbingly similar to the assassination of two NYPD cops in Brooklyn in 2014 as they sat in their patrol car.