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Police detective fatally shot in NYC

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Investigators look over the area after a few New York City police officers were shot while responding to a robbery at a T-Mobile store in the Queens borough of New York on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

An official says a New York City police officer has been shot and killed and another officer was wounded while responding to an armed robbery.

The government official, who was briefed on the matter, tells The Associated Press the slain officer was a detective. The official was not authorized to speak on the matter and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

It happened just after 6 p.m. Tuesday at a cellphone store in the Richmond Hill section of Queens.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is at the hospital. The condition of the wounded officer wasn’t immediately known.

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