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Robert Williams (NYPD Shooting Suspect) Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Robert Williams is a paroled attempted murderer, was named as the suspect accused of trying to assassinate two New York City police officers as they sat in a marked police van, according to NBC New York.

NYPD Shooting Suspect Robert Williams

Police have not identified the suspect, and another New York news site earlier gave a different name for him before deleting it without explanation. However, NBC New York says he is Williams based on a law enforcement source:
Just hours after the first shooting, a man walked into the 41st Precinct building in the Bronx around 8 a.m. and opened fire, shooting a second police officer. Police are investigating whether the shootings are related; the second officer, a female lieutenant shot in the arm, is also expected to recover, according to ABC 7. The New York Post reported through law enforcement sources that authorities think the same gunman did both shootings, but police have not confirmed or denied that.

Robert Williams Arrested

The suspect is in custody. Dramatic surveillance video emerged from the second shooting, which you can watch here.

Dramatic surveillance videos captured the scene of the first police officer shooting (see above) and also the second, which occurred inside the precinct. This video shows the chaos after the second shooting erupted:

NBC New York reported that, after shooting an officer, the suspect put the gun on the ground and surrendered.

Robert Williams Criminal History

According to NBC New York managing editor Steve Bognar, Williams was “previously arrested on murder charges in 1992 and 2002.” NBC New York reported, via a source, that Williams “was paroled in 2017 after an attempted murder conviction.”

The New York Post, which is also now naming Williams as the suspect, reported that has a record including arrests for “homicide and gun possession,” and “just got out for a machine gun charge.”
Police believe the suspect asked for directions before suddenly opening fire and shooting at the police officers in the first incident.
Commissioner Shea said that uniformed police officers sitting in the marked police van with its emergency lights activated were in the 41st precinct “to keep residents safe because of recent drug activity as well as violence in the area.”
He added that they were “shot by a man who first engaged the officer and his partner in conversation” and they were “assigned to the drug prone area…recently because of the violence, shots fired in the area.”
Around 8:28 p.m. on February 8, a male approached the two officers sitting in the marked van. asking them for directions and pulling out a gun “without provocation,” said Shea.