Brooklyn NY Dec 6 2016 An off-duty New York City correction officer was shot to death in her car Sunday night in Brooklyn, police said.
Alastasia Bryan, 25, was behind the wheel of her car at Avenue L and 73rd Street in the Flatlands around 9:15 p.m. when someone came up and fired into the vehicle.
Bryan suffered gunshot wounds to her head and torso. She died at the scene, police said.
Cops say that they are now searching for a contract killer suspected of fatally shooting a rookie correction officer in Brooklyn, police sources said Monday.
Bryan, 25, was shot in the chest, stomach, right forearm and right hand as she sat in her parked 2016 Infiniti making a phone call on E. 73rd St. near Avenue L in Bergen Beach Sunday at 9:15 p.m., sources said.
Cops recovered security video that appears to show the gunman reverse his car into a parking spot and then lay in wait for about an hour until ambushing Bryan when she got into her car, the sources said.
The shooter fled the scene in his car after pumping five rounds into Bryan’s driver-side window. She died at the scene.
On Sunday night, investigators were seen examining the gray sedan, which had several bullet holes in its driver’s side window. A crowd gathered at the scene and several people were seen hugging and crying as police stood nearby.
The Correction Officers Benevolent Association, a union, confirmed that Bryan was a city correction officer in a Facebook post early Monday morning.
"Tonight our correction family and the entire City of New York is shocked and grieving the horrific murder of one of the youngest members of New York City's Boldest, who was shot and killed by an unknown assailant while sitting in her car in Brooklyn," COBA President Elias Husamudeen wrote in the post.
It's unclear where Bryan worked. COBA represents members working in more than 26 different jail facilities throughout the city, including Rikers Island.
"Our hearts go out to the fam of off duty CO who was shot and killed tonight. We will not rest until assailant is brought to justice." EH
A police investigation is ongoing, but police haven't named any suspects.
Just last Sunday, two men forced their way into a home in Jamaica, Queens, and shot a state corrections officer and his wife, according to police. The corrections officer was taken to a hospital in critical condition. His wife was taken in serious condition.