The Latest: Slain police sergeant IDed as 19-year NYPD vet

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Posted: Nov 04, 2016 6:48 PM
The Latest: Slain police sergeant IDed as 19-year NYPD vet

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a New York police sergeant (all times local):

6:40 p.m.

A New York Police Department sergeant killed in a gunfight with a suspect has been identified as a 19-year veteran and a father of two young children.

Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says the city is in mourning following Paul Tuozzolo's fatal shooting on Friday.

Police Commissioner James O'Neill says another sergeant, nine-year veteran Emmanuel Kwo, was shot in the leg. Kwo is hospitalized in stable condition.

Officials say suspect Manuel Rosales was killed after he opened fire on police who had stopped his Jeep following a chase. They say a woman had called 911 to report an armed Rosales had earlier forced himself into his estranged wife's home.

O'Neill says Rosales had a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun and the officers were shot at close quarters.

Neighbors describe hearing many gunshots.

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5:35 p.m.

Authorities say a New York City police sergeant has been fatally shot and another has been wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect in the Bronx.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) announced the sergeant's death Friday. He says the other officer was shot in the leg and is undergoing treatment.

Authorities say the gunman was killed. They say he had fired on officers who had stopped his car near a ballfield following a brief pursuit.

A law enforcement official identifies the suspect as 35-year-old Manuel Rosales. The official says a woman called 911 after Rosales broke into her home, violating an order of protection.

The official wasn't authorized to discuss an ongoing case and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

A lawyer who previously represented Rosales says his client wasn't violent