Man in Custody in Fatal Shooting of N.Y.P.D. Officer

by 24USATVMarch 27, 2024, 6:01 a.m. 24
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Mr. Adams said that after he spent time with the officer’s wife at the hospital, he thought of his own family who had worried about him when he was a police officer. “It was just a senseless act of violence,” he said.

The killing of Officer Diller was one of two tragic events Mayor Adams had to confront on Monday night. Shortly after he announced Officer Diller’s death, the police said a 24-year-old man had pushed another man off a subway platform in East Harlem and into the path of a No. 4 train. The victim died, and Carlton McPherson, 24, was charged with murder.

The incidents put a spotlight on some New Yorkers’ fears about public safety, which have persisted while crime has fallen across the city: Murders and shootings have both decreased by nearly 18 percent this year compared with the same time period last year.

In the 101st Precinct, where Officer Diller was killed, the number of arrests in serious crimes has mostly remained steady or decreased. As of Sunday, there has been one shooting and one murder this year compared with three shootings and no murders during the same time period in 2023. (These numbers do not include the fatal shooting of Officer Diller.) Felony assaults, though, have risen to 73 from 41 last year.

On Monday night, Mayor Adams, Police Commissioner Edward A. Caban and dozens of other officers and city police union officials paid their respects to Officer Diller and formed a line that went from the hospital hallway to the parking lot outside.

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