2 New York City Police Officers Shot, Wounded, Both Expected to Survive

November 24, 2020Updated: November 24, 2020

Two New York City police officers were shot and wounded on Tuesday afternoon after responding to a domestic dispute, and both were expected to survive, a police spokesman said.

Local media accounts, including one by an ABC affiliate, say a suspect was shot and killed at the scene.

The officers were responding to a domestic dispute call at a home near 179th Street in the borough of Queens at about 12:45 p.m., police said, and shots were reportedly fired. The injuries to the officers were reported as apparently non-lethal.

Few other details were immediately available.

Local media reports say a suspect fired first and police returned fire. Both officers were taken to a local hospital, but their condition and the names of the officers involved were not immediately available.

The city police’s official Twitter account cautioned people to avoid the area because of an expected large police presence.

By Rich McKay