By: Kyle James | 09-26-2017 | News
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Yonkers Officer Shot In Face During Traffic Stop Shoot Out

A Yonkers police officer in New York was shot in the face during a traffic stop which quickly escalated into a shootout with two suspects. The female officer received serious but non-life-threatening injuries when she approached the car and several gun shots were fired.

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Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner said the officer was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. Gardner gave a public statement regarding the shooting and said, "She was struck in the chin," he went on to say that the bullet may have gone through her jaw. "Our hearts and prayers go out to the family." The young officer was from the 3rd Precinct and approached the suspects car during a traffic stop when they opened fire on her. She fired back striking one of the two men who required surgery at a local hospital.

The second man in the car was taken into custody but the investigation is still in the early stages and Garner did not release any further information. A Yonkers police Lt. Arthur Lein said, "It's chaotic" and officers would be there all night working on the investigation. The two men have not been charged nor identified at this time.

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