Alexander Bonds, 34, fatally shot a police officer in New-York on Wednesday
Ex-convict Alexander Bonds, age 34, walked up to a police command post in the Bronx and shot Officer Miosotis Familia in the head through the passenger side window of her cruiser.
Officers found Bonds less than a block away from the scene of the crime and shot him down in a hail of bullets – around 20 – after he pulled out a stolen firearm.
Familia, 48, had been with the New York Police Department for 12 years, working in the dangerous high-crime Bronx area.
Although there has been a recent slew of attacks on and by police officers and black citizens across the U.S., there appeared to be no racial motive in Familia’s killing: Bonds himself was black, and Familia was from the Dominican Republic.
Familia is survived by her three children and mother, and was described by those who knew her as an exemplary officer and known friend to her community.
Killer had a long history of trouble with the law
Bonds had a history of arrests for various infractions, the most recent arrest following a botched armed robber in 2005. He was paroled in 2013.
Prison records reveal Bonds was written up repeatedly during his time behind bars, many of the violations minor but a few for attacking fellow inmates or violence.
Although Bonds’ Facebook page is primarily full of inspirational quotes, in September he posted a bitter video rant against the way inmates are treated in prison.
”Don’t think every brother, cousin, uncle you got that get killed in jail is because of a Blood or Crip or Latin King killing them. Nah, police be killing them and saying that an inmate killed them,” Bonds said in the video.
He proceeded to warn officers to leave him alone, and said: “I’m not playing, Mr. Officer. I don’t care about 100 people watching this. It’s time for people to wisen up.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that Familia’s shooting was “murder in cold blood.”