NYPD officer shot, killed while conducting vehicle stop in Queens

A uniformed NYPD officer was killed after being shot during a traffic stop Monday evening in Queens.

"We lost one of our sons today," NYC Mayor Eric Adams said at a press conference following the death of 31-year-old Jonathan Diller.

According to police, around 5:48 p.m., two officers were conducting a vehicle stop on a car with two men inside that was parked illegally at a bus stop on Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway.

As officers approached the vehicle, the suspect in the passenger's seat displayed a firearm and pointed it toward the officers. Shots were fired, and one of the officers was struck in the torso, just below his bulletproof vest. 

The officer's partner fired at the suspect, hitting him in the back. 

The officer was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries. Fellow officers escorted the body of Diller from Jamaica Hospital on Monday night.

Diller was based at the 105th Precinct Satellite in Rosedale, Queens, which is near the Nassau County border. The shooting scene is around 4.5 miles from where he worked.

"We're here far too many times," said NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban at the press conference.

Police still have not identified either the shooter or the driver, though both reportedly have dozens of arrests between them. 

Charges are pending. The shooter remains in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.

The slaying was the first of an NYPD officer since 2022, when two officers, Wilbert Mora, 27, and Jason Rivera, 22, were ambushed in a Harlem apartment building after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

The Associated Press wire services helped contribute to this report.