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One NYPD officer has been shot dead and another is injured following a shootout at a T-Mobile store in Queens on Tuesday night.
Police were responding to a call about an armed robbery at the phone store in Richmond hill just before 6.15pm when a gun battle broke out, sources told the New York Daily News.
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A 19-year veteran detective was shot in the chest and a squad sergeant was shot in the arm as at least one suspect hid inside the store. The suspect was reportedly also shot in the confrontation.
The detective's death marks the NYPD's first line-of-duty fatality of 2019.
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Officers could be heard frantically calling for backup on emergency radio transmissions when the shootout began.
'Shots fired! Shots fired!' one officer exclaimed in audio obtained by the NYDN.
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'Central, he’s in the store. He’s going to the back… He’s still in the store, central. He’s still in the store.'
The sergeant wounded in the shootout could be...
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