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Jonathan Diller Obituary, NYPD officer fatally shot during car stop in Far Rockaway

Jonathan Diller Obituary – An NYPD officer was tragically killed during a car stop in Queens on Monday, Mayor Adams stated, denouncing the incident as “a pointless act of violence.” “We have lost one of our own today, and the pain is profound,” Adams expressed during a press briefing. “It is truly profound.”

Officer Jonathan Diller, in uniform, along with his partner, stopped Lindy Jones, 41, and Guy Rivera, 34, near the intersection of Mott Ave. and Smith Place in Far Rockaway just before 5:50 p.m., as per authorities and sources. The two men were in a gray Kia SUV and were unlawfully parked at a bus stop, according to the police. “[Rivera] was instructed to exit the vehicle,” stated NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny at the press conference. “He was repeatedly given a lawful command to step out of the vehicle, but he refused. Instead of complying, he shot our officer.”

Diller, 31, was shot in the torso below his bulletproof vest, but “remained engaged in the altercation,” Kenny mentioned. “[Diller] was attempting to disarm the individual who had just shot him while [Diller] was on the ground,” Kenny explained. “The firearm fell to the ground, and as the perpetrator was still trying to reach for it, this officer managed to grab it, despite being wounded.” Diller’s partner fired a single shot at Rivera’s back, according to police and sources.

Amid the commotion, witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots, which erupted less than two blocks away from the NYPD’s 101st Precinct stationhouse. “It all unfolded so quickly,” recounted Melissa Morgan, 39, to the Daily News. “The officer fell to the ground, and the other officers pulled the two individuals out of the car. I ran for cover. “He shot a cop,” Morgan added. “It’s just unbelievable.” A local barber who witnessed the shooting saw Diller collapse to the ground.

“He was writhing on the ground, saying, ‘I’ve been shot, I’ve been shot,'” shared the man, who chose to remain anonymous. In a police radio transmission, distressed officers urgently requested an ambulance immediately after Diller was shot. “We need an ambulance here ASAP!” an officer’s voice can be heard shouting into the radio.

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