Two NY police officers injured during confrontation with domestic violence but return fire killing suspect
New York Police released a bodycam video of the domestic violence arrest which ended up with the suspect fatally shot and two police officers injured.
On November 24, two NYPD officers Christopher Wells and Joseph Murphy responded to a Springfield Gardens home after the 911 call reporting of domestic violence.
41-year-old suspect Rondell Goppy, who is a City College security officer, opened fire at the two officers forcing them to backfire.
Although the cop’s actions are still under investigation, the head of their union is sure that the officers could not act otherwise but shooting back.
“This video is chilling and difficult to watch,” said Lynch. “But it makes one thing clear — police officers Wells and Murphy saved their lives.
“They saved the lives of that domestic violence victim and her children, and they saved each other’s lives — all because they had the training, skill and courage of New York City police officers,” Lynch said.
This is how the incident unfolded.
When the officers arrived, Rondell Goppy and the couple’s children were not home. Gobby’s wife, 41-year-old Sharon told the cops her husband had chocked her because he suspected that she had an affair. The cops and the woman entered the home to discuss how she could defend herself.
At that moment, Rondell Goppy returned home.
“Oh, he’s coming,” Sharon Goppy said almost matter-of-factly. “That’s him.”
Rondell Goppy was armed with two handguns — including a .40 caliber Glock in his right hand,
The encounter took 10 seconds. Gobby burst through the front door and opened fire, without saying a word charged at Wells.
Wells was injured in the right thigh and Murphy was shot in both hands. However, the cops could return fire. Goppy was shot in the chest, side, back and both feet, police said.
Sharon Gobby was not hurt because at the moment of the shootout she escaped to the basement.