An off-duty NYPD officer was wounded in a targeted attack on Tuesday when a gunman opened fire on Tompkins Ave. near the Saw Mill River Parkway around 11:30 a.m., according to the Yonkers Police Department.
The six-year veteran of the NYPD, previously assigned to the 42nd Precinct in the Bronx, was shot in the arm while sitting in his car. Despite his injuries, the officer managed to transport himself to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Sources reveal that the officer had been placed on modified assignment earlier this year. He was stripped of his gun and shield, and reassigned to the NYPD Court Section.
The assailant, who fired 13 rounds at the officer, fled the scene and remains at large. Yonkers police are actively searching for the gunman. They have described the incident as a targeted attack with no ongoing risk to the general public.
Yonkers Police Department released a statement urging residents to avoid the area as the investigation unfolds. Meanwhile, Hastings-On-Hudson schools implemented a temporary lockdown from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as a precautionary measure.
While the wounded officer is reported to be in stable condition, the motive behind the attack and the identity of the shooter are yet to be determined. Yonkers police are requesting anyone with information to contact them at (914) 377-7900.