Cop killer's girlfriend said he was acting "erratic"
NEW YORK (AP):
Only a few hours before a fatal ambush of a New York Police Department officer, the shooter's girlfriend called 911 to report that she was worried about his unstable behaviour, police officials said on Thursday.
The woman called at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday to say that Alexander Bonds "was paranoid and acting erratically," NYPD chief of detectives Robert Boyce told reporters.
At about 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Bonds walked up to an RV-like mobile command unit several blocks north of where police had searched for him and fired a single shot through a passenger-side window, striking and killing officer Miosotis Familia. Two other officers ended up shooting Bonds to death.
Boyce said that the girlfriend told police that she had taken Bonds for a psychiatric evaluation on July 1, but he was released after about an hour.
Investigators who are trying to determine a motive, also found antidepressant and antipsychotic medications in his apartment.