A New York cop was “assassinated” while sitting in her marked patrol car early Wednesday in what NYPD commissioner James O’Neill called an “unprovoked attack.”

Miosotis Familia, 48, died at a hospital early Wednesday, and her suspected shooter died during a separate confrontation with police, who encountered the man running a few blocks away. An uninvolved bystander was shot in the stomach during that incident, but was in stable condition at a hospital, The New York Daily News reported.

“Let’s be clear: This was nothing less than an assassination of a police officer,” a source told The Daily News. “Our understanding is she was filling out her memo book and he walked out and fired one round.”

Officials said the attack happened in the Bronx just after 12:30 a.m. while Familia was sitting in her vehicle with her partner. Her partner radioed for help while other officers spotted the suspect, identified as 34-year-old Alexander Bonds, and began chasing him.

Bonds drew his revolver on police before they began shooting, authorities said.

“She was on duty, serving this city protecting people, doing what she believed in and the job she loved,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “After this shocking and sudden attack, her fellow officers came to her aid immediately.”

O’Neill was unequivical that Familia had been targeted for the uniform she wore.

“#NYPD PO Miosotis Familia has been assassinated in an unprovoked attack on cops assigned to keep NYers safe. Keep her family in your prayers,” O’Neill tweeted.

Officials were so far unaware of any connection between Bonds and Familia, a 12-year NYPD veteran.

Bonds was on parole for a 2014 robbery in Syracuse, The New York Post reported.

He had up to six different aliases and had recently posted content critical of law enforcement officers on a social media site, a source told The Daily News.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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