Police Officer Is Killed During a Traffic Stop in Queens

A police officer died on Monday after being shot during a traffic stop in Queens, the police and city officials said.

The suspected gunman, who was also wounded, was the first to fire his gun on Monday evening during the car stop in Far Rockaway, striking the officer in the torso below his protective vest, Police Commissioner Edward A. Caban said at a news conference at Jamaica Hospital, where the officer was taken.

Another officer returned fire, striking the man, who was also taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries, officials said at the news conference.

“This is a devastating moment,” said Mayor Eric Adams, who also spoke at the news conference. “We have to bury another cop,” he added.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Dakota Santiago contributed reporting.

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