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Three quizzed on officer shootings

Three suspects are being questioned today about the shootings of two New York City police officers responding to a grocery store robbery.

One of the suspects was seen on a surveillance video from the crime scene in the Bronx, police said. No charges have been filed.

Both officers are listed in stable condition after the shootings occurred last night.

The plain-clothes officers were coming off their shift when they responded to the robbery report along with three colleagues.

"They went above and beyond the call to protect their fellow New Yorkers. Thank God the officers are doing well and will recover," Mayor Bill de Blasio said at the hospital where the officers are recovering.

The shooting came about two weeks after two officers were fatally shot while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn, and on the same day that the city touted record low crime levels.

The deaths of the two officers raised tensions between police and Mr de Blasio.

Police unions said the mayor has stoked anti-police sentiment by supporting protests against the police killings of unarmed black men in New York and Missouri.


From Belfast Telegraph