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Two Cops Shot in Springfield Gardens Home Tuesday Following Domestic Dispute

The Springfield Gardens home where two officers were shot in an exchange of gunfire Tuesday (Google Maps)

Nov. 24, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Two police officers from the 105th Precinct were shot and injured inside a Springfield Gardens house Tuesday afternoon.

A 41-year-old man opened fire on the two cops who had arrived at the man’s 45-86 179th St. house following a domestic dispute he had with his wife. The officers shot and killed the man in the ensuing shootout.

The incident stemmed from a domestic assault that took place on Monday night.

The man’s wife walked into the 105th Precinct house Tuesday morning to report that she had been choked by her husband during an argument, police officials said.

NYPD 105th Precinct in Queens Village (Photo: Queens Post)

After she filed the report, two officers accompanied her to their 179th Street family home at 12:40 p.m., according to police.

Soon after, the woman’s husband, identified as Rondell Goppy, arrived at their home and opened fire on the two officers.

“Almost instantly, he walks in and starts shooting at our officers,” said New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.

The officers returned fire and shot and killed Goppy, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Both officers were hit in the shootout.

One officer, a 14-year veteran, was shot in his right upper thigh, with the bullet fracturing his femur. The other officer, who has six years with the NYPD, was shot at least one time in both hands.

The officers were rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Both are in stable condition, Shea said.

Police recovered two guns belonging to Goppy at the scene. Goppy, a CUNY peace officer, was licensed to carry and has no known criminal history, Shea said.

However, Shea said, there had been multiple calls involving domestic violence incidents at the Springfield Gardens home.

Shea, along with several other top NYPD brass and Mayor Bill de Blasio, convened a press conference outside Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, as the wounded officers were about to undergo non life-threatening surgery.

Shea said the shooting is “a stark reminder of the dangers that New York City police officers are facing on the streets every day.”

De Blasio applauded the officers for saving the life of the woman.

“Here we have a situation where a woman was in danger and these officers went to protect her only to find themselves in harm’s way immediately…,” de Blasio said. “Because those officers were there, that woman is alive.”

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