NYPD Officer Kevin Herlihy Shot In Harlem Subway Station; Suspect Michael McBride Dead On The Scene [UPDATE]
A New York police officer was shot a little after 4PM Tuesday inside the subway station at St. Nicholas Avenue and West 145th Street in Harlem. [UPDATE BELOW]
Sources tell NBC New York the suspect was shot and killed.
The officer, a member of the Queens violent felony squad, was shot in the arm and was transported to Columbia Presbyterian hospital where he is in stable condition, according to The New York Daily News.
Due to an investigation at the scene, A, B, C and D trains are bypassing the station in both directions.
[UPDATE] The cop shot on Valentine's Day has been identified as eighteen-year veteran NYPD detective Kevin Herlihy. Herlihy chased 52-year-old career criminal Michael McBride-- wanted for shooting his ex-girlfriend's daughter in the head-- into a Harlem subway station Tuesday, where McBride opened fire.
According to The New York Post, the two exchanged 19 shots, "sending terrified straphangers running for cover in the crowded station at St. Nicholas Avenue and West 145th Street." When all was over, Herlihy had been shot twice in the arm and McBride was dead from gunshots to the chest.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a statement outside Columbia Presbyterian Hall Tuesday night, telling reporters that he had one birthday wish:
“We're here in the 32nd Precinct and murders here are, I'm happy to say, 55 percent lower than they were just 10 years ago. But we all know that that is not good enough. And as long as Federal laws allow guns to flow onto our streets, criminals will be able to get them and Police Officers will be in danger.
“My one birthday wish - beyond a full recovery for Detective Herlihy - would be for every member of Congress to join me here today and look into the eyes of Detective Herlihy and his wife Adrienne and explain why Washington isn’t doing more to prevent shootings like this from happening.
"Public safety must be government's number one priority. We owe that to our citizens, and we owe that to our police officers. And you can be sure that we will continue doing everything possible to convince Washington to live up to that responsibility."