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Published On: Thu, Jul 6th, 2017

Police killer Alexander Bonds ‘manic depressed’ says girlfriend, ahead of shooting

New reports have confirmed that Alexander Bonds’ girlfriend phoned police to report than man and his alarming behavior

The unidentified woman called 911 around 9:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July to report her schizophrenic boyfriend was walking the Bronx streets “acting in a manic, depressed state – paranoid,” the new report states. Bonds was gone when police arrived.

Bonds, 34, was shot to death by police after he assassinated a uniformed NYPD veteran Miosotis Familia working a midnight tour in the Bronx early Wednesday.

Miosotis Familia

“Shots fired!” the dying officer’s partner screamed within seconds of the gunshot. “I need a f—ing bus! 10-85 10-85! My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! My partner’s shot! Hurry up, Central!”

Familia earned a reputation as “a good policewoman” working the area two miles north of Yankee Stadium.

Bonds, who had been in and out of prisons and jails for 15 years and was slipping into severe mental illness. Last year he warned in a Facebook video that he would not back down if he encountered police officers on the streets: “I got broken ribs for a reason, son. We gonna shake.”

Bonds visited a psychiatrist in June, his girlfriend told the cops. Bonds told the doctor cops made him nervous and anxious, the NY Daily News reported.

Bond’s aunt Nancy Kearse told The New York Times he’d been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He had been on medication but had been admitted to a Bronx hospital just last week after a June breakdown.

The New York City police commissioner, James P. O’Neill, said in a message to officers that she was “assassinated without warning, without provocation, in a direct attack on police officers assigned to safeguard the people of New York City.”

Bonds wore a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black sneakers and black gloves. When police confronted him, he pointed his five-shot Ruger revolver at them and fired. The officers,  a sergeant and a patrol officer, shot him dead. A bystander struck during the shootout was in stable condition.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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