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NYPD Officer Shot In Head And Chest…Critical

Kerry Picket Political Reporter

An New York Police Department officer is in critical condition Saturday night after being shot in the head and the chest Saturday.

The officer worked out of the 105th precinct and was shot at 6:15 p.m., The New York Post reports.

It is currently unknown if the officer was wearing a uniform or wearing plain clothes, but the Post says he was responding to call about a person with a gun.

Law enforcement attempted to track the suspect to a building within the Queens Village area on 212th Street and 104th Avenue but found out the information given was false, so the NYPD is still on the lookout for the perpetrator.

This is the fifth NYPD officer to be shot in the last five months, the Post notes. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were killed by Ismaaiyl Brinsley execution style back in December of last year during the height of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown protests. Brinsley immediately committed suicide after killing both officers.

Threats of violence against police officers across the country started up again since Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died of spinal injuries after his detainment with the Baltimore Police Department. Six BPD police officers were charged on numerous counts in relation to Gray’s death, including murder in the second degree.