The officer was shot at a cemetery and injured in the shoulder before the two suspects then fled into a nearby bodega and barricaded themselves inside, police told local media.
— NYC Blue Lives Photographer (@bluelivesphoto) December 10, 2019
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said its officers are among those responding to the incident. Local schools have been put on lockdown as the police operation continues.
Police warned on radio transmission that the suspects are shooting at anyone they see on the street, NJ.com reported. One officer was heard saying that gunfire begins each time a police officer attempts to move toward the bodega.
The two suspects reportedly arrived in the area in a U-haul van and are carrying “long guns.”
— ATF Newark (@ATF_Newark) December 10, 2019
One law enforcement source speaking to NBC New York described the attack as an “ambush.”
Source: rt, pt, cnn