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NYC police officer dies after being shot in the face

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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - A police officer was shot in the face and killed while responding to a break-in at a Brooklyn apartment, police say.

"The officer interrupted a burglary-robbery in progress," said Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the NYPD's top spokesman. The shooting took place around 2:15 a.m. The New York Daily News Reports.

Officer Peter Figoski was at the bottom of a staircase leading to the street to the basement apartment when authorities say he was hit once. He was pronounced dead at 7:17 a.m. Monday.

The victim's partner, Glenn Estrada, saw the gunman flee down the street. He chased him several blocks and arrested him. He was treated for shoulder injuries.

Police say they believe a second suspect is at large.

The suspects were hiding in a side room as the officers arrived and were trying to take off when the shooting took place.


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