Miosotis Familia: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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NYPD officer Miosotis Familia was shot and killed in an unprovoked attack on Wednesday morning.

New York Police Department officer Miosotis Familia, who was also a mother of three children, was killed in the Bronx early Monday morning in what NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill has called an “unprovoked attack.” The suspect was identified as Alexander Bonds, who was shot and killed by two other officers called to the scene, police said.

The 48-year-old Familia was approached by the suspect at 12:30 a.m. ET, while she was sitting in a temporary headquarters vehicle at East 183rd Street and Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights, sources told the New York Post.

“This is absolutely an unprovoked attack,” O’Neill said Monday morning.

Here’s what you need to know about Familia. This post will continue to be updated.


1. Familia Was Shot While Sitting in a Vehicle Positioned in the Bronx Because of a Previous Shooting


2. Suspect Alexander Bonds Was Killed by 2 Officers Responding to Familia’s Partner’s Call for Backup


3. A Bystander Was Also Struck in the Shooting & Is in Stable Condition


4. Familia Was a 12-Year NYPD Veteran & a Mother of 3 Children


5. Suspect Bonds Was Out on Parole for a 2014 Syracuse Robbery