"Once again our heart broke out in the NYPD," Commissioner James P. O'Neill said.
It was a seemingly friendly fire incident, he said. As the two officers came into the shop, a person who was suspected from a room came back with a replica. The detector and the sergeant refused, and as they left the store, uniform officers were like the fault.
Brian Simonsen, 42, of the department's age and seventeen was killed, police said.
O & N; Neill and the Mayor Bill of Blasio met the family at a hospital.
"It was crucial to see," said Blasio. "The shock they felt was so intense to see."
"Do not forget the fire, you have to put the fire together, it's because of the actions of the person I suspect that the Simonsen Detective is dead," said O'Neill. [1
O'Neill said that he was a sergeant, who was on the force for 8 years and a half, as well as in a steady condition.
Before March, eight US police were killed by firearms on duty in 2019, according to the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website.