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NYPD officers shot in separate incidents

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NEW YORK (WKOW) -- Three New York City police officers are recovering after being shot in separate incidents that left one suspect dead and four under arrest.

The shootings occurred in a one-hour span Thursday night.

Off-duty Police Officer Juan Pichardo was shot in the thigh at his family's Bronx car dealership by one of two men who entered the business around 6:30 p.m.

An hour later in Brooklyn, two plainclothes transit officers were injured. Police say a man pulled a handgun from his waistband and opened fire. One of the officers returned fire, killing the suspect.

Last year, 11 police officers were shot while on duty and one while off duty, none of them fatal.

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