Official: New York LI police officer among 2 dead
NEW YORK (AP) -- A law enforcement official says a Long Island police officer is among two people dead in a shooting at the New York City limits on Long Island.
The official said the Nassau County officer and a civilian were shot Tuesday at a location off the Cross Island Expressway at the Queens-Nassau border. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Nassau County police were refusing to provide any details on the shooting.
It was the second time in the past week that a Nassau County officer has died in the line of duty. Last Thursday, a highway patrolman was killed while responding to a traffic accident authorities say was caused by a drunken driver.
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