Two police officers were shot late on Monday in the Fordham section of the Bronx while responding to a call, according to the NYPD.
Law enforcement sources said the shooting took place at 10:30pm on East 184th Street and Tiebout Avenue, near the campus of Fordham University.
WABC News reported that the two officers were attempting to pull over a vehicle when the car crashed. One individual then exited the car and opened fire on both cops. One officer was shot in the arm, the other in the back. They were identified by the NYPD as Officer Andrew Dossi and Officer Aliro Pellerano. Each was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and are expected to recover. WABC News also reported a revolver was recovered at the scene.
Preliminary investigations indicated the officers that were fired upon were plain clothed police attending to the scene of a burglary, a police source told NBC New York.