NEW YORK (AP) — The girlfriend of a parolee who fatally ambushed a New York City police officer reported that he was acting “paranoid and erratic” about two hours before the slaying.
Police officials said on Thursday the woman had called 911 around 10 p.m. on Tuesday to warn about the behavior of Alexander Bonds. Police said officers were dispatched to check on him but couldn’t find him.
Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Bonds walked up to a mobile command center in the Bronx and shot Officer Miosotis Familia in the head. Two other officers shot Bonds to death.
Police said the girlfriend also told police she had taken Bonds for a psychiatric evaluation on July 1. Investigators also found antidepressant and anti-psychotic medications in his apartment.