A tragedy has befallen the NYPD family as a five-year veteran of the force is fighting for his life after being shot during a robbery Saturday night. The officer, who was off-duty, was attempting to buy a car on Ruby Street in Brooklyn when the suspect immediately displayed a gun and announced the robbery. The officer was shot and is currently in critical condition in the hospital.

Mayor Eric Adams expressed his shock and sadness at the incident, stating that the officer was simply conducting a simple errand and was shot. He has vowed to catch the person responsible for the attack, and Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell has asked for prayers for the young officer.

This is a developing story and more information is sure to come in the coming days. In the meantime, the NYPD and its supporters are hoping for a speedy recovery for the officer and that justice will be served. No one should ever have to fear for their life when conducting a simple errand, and it’s up to all of us to ensure that no one does.

Source: abcnews.go.com