(NEW YORK) — An NYPD detective was killed and a sergeant was wounded as they responded to an armed robbery in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, multiple police sources told ABC News.
The officers interrupted a robbery in progress at a T-Mobile on Atlantic Avenue, officials said.
Both officers were taken to Jamaica Hospital, where the detective was pronounced dead.
The sergeant was shot in the hip and is expected to survive, according to police.
The family of the detective, who was an 18-year veteran of the NYPD, is on the way to the hospital now.
The names of the officers have not been released as family notifications are still being made, police said.
At least one suspect was shot and is in critical condition. It’s unclear how many additional suspects there might be.
Police are looking into whether a motor vehicle stop they made after the shooting is connected to the incident, officials said.
The fatal shooting is believed to be the first officer killed in the line of duty since Miosotis Familia on July 5, 2017.
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