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New York Corrections Officer Alastasia Bryan Fatally Shot in Brooklyn

A 25-year-old off-duty corrections officer was shot and killed as she sat in her car Sunday night in what authorities said was a “horrific murder.”
Image: The scene in Flatlands, Brooklyn
The scene in Flatlands, Brooklyn.NBC New York

A young off-duty corrections officer was shot and killed as she sat in her car in Brooklyn Sunday night in what authorities described as a “horrific murder.”

Alastasia Bryan, 25, was declared dead after being found with gunshot wounds to her head and body in the area of East 73 Street and Avenue L in Flatlands at about 9.15 p.m ET.

It was not clear if was intentionally targeted or if the shooting was random, NBC New York reported.

No arrests have been made and the investigation was ongoing, officials said.

City of New York’s Department of Corrections said the victim was a city correction officer.

“Tonight DOC suffered a tragic loss when an off-duty officer was fatally shot,” a statement said. “Our thoughts are with the officer's family, friends & colleagues.”

Elias Husamudeen, president of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association said in a statement: "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."

Pictures from the scene showed a gray sedan with several bullet holes in the driver’s side window.

“Responding officers discovered a 25-year-old female unconscious and unresponsive with gunshot wounds to the head and torso inside of a vehicle,” New York’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information said in a statement identifying Bryan. “EMS also responded to the scene and pronounced her deceased."