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NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller Shot and Killed on Traffic Stop

Mayor Adams said the deadly shooting of Officer Jonathan Diller is "extremely painful for this city."

The New York Police Department reports that Officer Jonathan Diller was shot and killed while investigating a car illegally parked at a bus stop.

Police say the suspect shot Officer Diller just below his protective vest. He was transported to a hospital, where he later died.

During a routine vehicle stop in Queens on Monday, an on-duty NYPD officer was tragically shot and killed.

NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller Shot and Killed on Traffic Stop. Credit Eyewitness News 7NY

At approximately 5:48 p.m., two officers from the NYPD Critical Response Team initiated a traffic stop at 1919 Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway. The team’s focus was on addressing issues related to fake license plates, illegal window tints, and other quality-of-life violations.

The officers approached a vehicle with two occupants, which was parked illegally at a bus stop. When they requested the individuals to exit the vehicle, the passenger refused and brandished a firearm, pointing it at the officers before opening fire. The gunshot struck one of the officers in the torso just below their bullet-resistant vest.

In response, the officer’s partner returned fire, hitting the suspect in the back.

The wounded officer, identified as Jonathan Diller, was immediately transported to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition, where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.

The second officer sustained tinnitus and was also taken to the hospital for treatment.

The current condition of the two suspects involved in the altercation remains undisclosed.

Source: Eyewitness News ABC7NY

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