Associated PressJul 5, 2017, 5:31 pmJul 5, 2017, 5:33 pm

Slain NYC officer described as 'sweetest person'

Officer Miosotis Familia was a 12-year veteran of the force and a mother of 3


NEW YORK (AP) — Friends of the New York City officer shot to death inside a police RV say she was the "sweetest person you'd ever want to meet."

Officer Miosotis Familia died Wednesday after a gunman fired through the glass, striking her in the head. Police say the gunman fled, and when officers caught up with him a block away, he pointed a revolver at them and they fatally shot him.

Family friend Isabelita Roman said Familia became a police officer to help the community. Neighbor Tom Ritter said: "She'd give you the shirt off her back. She was the sweetest person you ever want to meet."

Familia had been on the force for 12 years and was assigned to a Bronx precinct. She had three children, including a set of twins.

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