Other police officers lined up to greet the officer, who suffered two gunshot wounds to her arm.
Another police officer is still hospitalized and is expected to survive, as is the 23-year-old suspect.
The incident occurred at around 8:15 on Wednesday night, on East 187th Street and Beaumont Avenue in the Belmont district.
According to New York Police Department Chief Dermot Shea (Dermot Shea), the police received a 911 call stating that a man was holding a gun at the scene.
The two police officers responded, and surveillance video showed what happened when they arrived.
The police officer confronted the suspect, and they recognized the suspect from the description they received.
The suspect reached for a gun, and a fight ensued, during which time the suspect opened fire at the police.
A female officer who served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for a year was shot twice in the upper right arm.
The second officer, an 8-year veteran, was hit in the right armpit and a bullet shot from his left chest.
The female police officer fired back, firing five shots in a row, and the suspect was shot three times.
All three were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital.
Both the police officer and the suspect are expected to survive.
The female police officer is expected to be discharged from the hospital after 11 am on Thursday.
Another police officer “may be in the hospital for a few days,” Shay said.
“We have a lot to be thankful for,” the commissioner added, noting that there were no casualties in the incident.
The police found the suspect’s gun at the scene.
They said that the gun was reportedly stolen from Georgia and the suspect was a well-known professional criminal.
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