DEVELOPING: Two New York City police officers were shot and wounded late Monday while pursuing a suspected armed robber in the Bronx, but both are expected to survive.
The New York Post reported that the officers pulled over a car in the Tremont section of the borough at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time. Law enforcement sources told the paper that the car sped away after the stop and crashed before the gunman got out of the car and opened fire on the officers.
The Post reported that one officer was struck in the arm, while another was hit in the back. They were both transported to St. Barnabas Hospital.
The gunman fled on foot, and is currently being sought by police.
The shooting comes one day after the funeral of NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu. Liu, along with his partner Rafael Ramos, was ambushed and murdered as he sat in his patrol car in Brooklyn Dec. 20.