NYPD: Deflected bullet injures officer resting between shifts in Harlem parking lot

Police say the officer woke up and had pain in his head. When he left the vehicle, an on-duty sergeant noticed he was bleeding, administered aid and called an ambulance.

News 12 Staff

Jan 1, 2022, 8:33 PM

Updated 904 days ago

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The NYPD says an officer is expected to make a full recovery after he was struck by a deflected bullet while resting between shifts in a Harlem parking lot Saturday. 
Police say the officer woke up and had pain in his head. When he left the vehicle, an on-duty sergeant noticed he was bleeding, administered aid and called an ambulance. 
The officer underwent surgery and was determined to have a fractured skull. 
Police say the bullet was deflected by something, otherwise the injury could have been more serious.


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