Yonkers (N.Y.) cop shot in the face after being ‘ambushed’ by gunmen

Yonkers (N.Y.) cop shot in the face after being ‘ambushed’ by gunmen
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[Ed. – Is this an example of the police brutality NFL millionaires are protesting?]

A police officer was shot in the face in Westchester County on Monday night after she was ambushed by gunmen, law enforcement sources said.

Officer Kayla Maher, a two-year veteran of the Yonkers Police Department, was hit in the jaw by a blast from an AK-47 near the corner of Rumsey Road and Park Hill Avenue at about 8 p.m., the sources said.

She was responding to reports of a suspicious parked car when the gunmen attacked, law enforcement sources told The Post.

Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner said two men opened fire.

“We responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle,” Gardner said. “The two males shot at our officers; our officers returned fire.”

There was music blaring from the car when cops arrived.

“Don’t know what the suspects were doing in the car,” Gardner said. “When the officers approached, shots were fired.”

Maher was alert and talking as she was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, where she was listed in serious but stable condition, sources said.

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