A drive-by shooter executed a rookie city Correction Department officer as she sat in a car in Brooklyn on Sunday night, police said.
The shooter pulled up to 25-year-old Alastasia Bryan’s gray sedan on E. 73rd St,. and Avenue L near the Paerdegat Basin in Bergen Beach and opened fire around 9:15 p.m., cop sources said.
The deadly barrage punched a C-shaped pattern of five bullet holes through Bryan’s driver’s side window, striking her in the head and chest, The Daily News reports.
Brooklyn, NY – An assassinated off-duty 25 year-old female corrections officer was identified as NYC DOC Officer Alastasia Bryan. Officer Bryan’s killer is still on the loose, Blue Lives Matter reports.
At around 9:15 PM on Sunday, the 25 year old female corrections officer was sitting in her car by Avenue L and E. 73rd Street. A dark Honda pulled alongside the corrections officer and opened fire into her vehicle, fatally shooting her in her head as well as her torso.
The circumstances around the shooting make it appear to be a targeted assassination, but the identity of the suspects and their motivations are not known at this time.
The corrections officer was off-duty at the time but it’s not clear what, if any, connection there was to her job. It’s unknown if she was in uniform at the time of the shooting or if a previously incarcerated suspect recognized her.
Elias Husamudeen with the Corrections Officers’ Benevolent Association issued the following statement:
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. There are no words that can express the depth of this tragedy. The COBA will do everything we can to support the officer’s family during this time and we will not rest until the assailant or assailants are brought to justice.
"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
— COBA (@NYCCOBA1) December 5, 2016
Tonight DOC suffered a tragic loss when an off duty officer was fatally shot. Our thoughts are w/the officer's family, friends & colleagues.
— NYC DOC (@CorrectionNYC) December 5, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with this murdered hero’s family and department. We will hunt down the scumbag who did this.