NYPD Officer Down, Shot Dead After Attempting to Stop Shooting

A New York City police officer was shot and killed Friday afternoon in Brooklyn.

He was one of two officers who responded to a report of a shooting in the South Williamsburg neighborhood, which includes Williamsburg Beach and East Village, according to the NYPD.

Officers were responding to reports of shots fired at a home in the 1000 block of South Williamsberg Boulevard, which is where officers had previously responded to reports that a person was attempting to fire shots at the area.

One officer was pronounced dead at the scene, according, the NYPD said in a statement.

The other officer was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It was unclear what led to the gunfire.

The police department issued a statement saying that the officer’s name was not released pending notification of family.

Police said the officer was from the 9th Precinct.

He had been on active duty since 2012, the department said.

The officer’s family did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The NYPD said that it was in the process of conducting an internal investigation into the incident.

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