An NYPD spokesperson confirmed that two officers had been shot near 119 West 135th Street in the NYPD’s 32nd Precinct but said their conditions were not immediately available. They were rushed to Harlem Hospital.
Multiple police sources told Fox News Digital that in addition to the officers the suspect also died.
The NYPD said it shut down 135th street between Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevards and urged travelers to avoid the area.
Fabien Levy, the press secretary to Mayor Eric Adams, tweeted that he boss was heading to the hospital.
Alvin Bragg, Manhattan’s new progressive district attorney, called the shootings a “horrible tragedy.”
“I am deeply sorry for the families,” he told Fox News Digital Friday evening. “The officers who serve and protect us risk their lives every day. Violence against police cannot be tolerated and shooters must be held accountable.”
Bragg on Thursday backed away from an earlier memo he’d circulated in his office that called on his deputies to look for alternatives to prison sentences for some offenses and to work to decrease the population of suspects in pretrial detention.
Video posted to Citizen shows a huge police presence at the scene with yellow tape closing off a section of the road.