An NYPD officer who was taking a nap inside his personal car suffered a bullet wound on his head after he was shot by an unknown suspect outside Harlem precinct house early Saturday.
The NYPD said the police officer was parking the police car outside the 25th Precinct stationhouse when the suspect shot the window of his car around 6:15 in the morning.
The wounded police officer was immediately brought to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where a bullet fragment was removed from his fractured skull.
Sources said the police officer is expected to make a full recovery since most of the impact of the bullet was absorbed by the car window.
NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig revealed the police officer was sleeping at his car after finishing an eight-hour New Year’s Eve shift in Central Park around 2 a.m., with a second tour set to begin at 7 in the morning.
NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell. Bullet is happy that their police officer is alive from the shooting incident.
“We are extremely grateful that our officer is recovering as we know this could have been a very tragic outcome,” Sewell said.
“I also do believe this incident underscores that there are far too many guns out there in the wrong hands,” Sewell added.