Bronx cop killer Alexander Bonds sought psychiatric exam four days before fatal shooting – New York Daily News

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Bronx cop killer Alexander Bonds sought psychiatric exam four days before fatal shooting – New York Daily News

Paranoid cop-killer Alexander Bonds spent eight hours at a Bronx hospital after appearing for a impromptu psychiatric exam just four days before he executed an NYPD officer.

And an NYPD search of the ex-con’s squalid South Bronx apartment turned up prescription anti-psychotic and anti-depressant drugs, police said Thursday.

Cops said it was unclear if Bond was off his meds when he ambushed Officer Miosotis Familia, 48, as she sat inside a parked police vehicle early Wednesday.

“We found several bottles of medication,” said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. “We don’t know if he was taking them or not.”

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Police investigators also found Benadryl and a muscle relaxant in Bonds’ second floor apartment at 1031 Rev. James A. Polite Ave.

The anti-psychotic was Risperidone, typically used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, while the anti-depressants were identified as Bupropion and Escitalopram, sources said. Confirmed through Tracey Tully and Nicole Hensley

Alexander Bonds, 34, gunned down NYPD Office Miosotis Familia early Wednesday as she sat in a mobile command center.


On July 1, an erratic and paranoid Bonds arrived in the emergency room at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, asking for mental health treatment at the urging of his worried girlfriend, officials said.

“He was evaluated,” said hospital spokesman Steve Clark. “He was composed. He was discharged.”

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Clark insisted that Bonds spent between seven and eight hours at the hospital, although cops said it was only an hour. The girlfriend said his strange behavior started about two weeks earlier.

Familia was pronounced dead at the same medical center at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday after the premeditated attack.

Bonds, 34, was shot to death by police after the killing of NYPD veteran Familia as she worked a midnight tour in the Bronx.

It was not clear if Bonds was scheduled for follow-up psychiatric care at St. Barnabas after his visit.

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Cops with a search warrant also found six cellphones and a tablet computer in his apartment, and investigators are currently poring over the devices for evidence, said Boyce.

In the hours before the cop-killing, Bonds’ concerned girlfriend spoke twice with cops before the paroled ex-con executed Familia, said Boyce.

The unidentified woman called 911 around 10 p.m. on the Fourth of July to report her schizophrenic boyfriend was walking the Bronx streets and behaving strangely.

Asked directly if Bonds was armed and violent, the girlfriend answered no, said police sources. The woman indicated she was concerned about him, and asked cops to locate Bonds.

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Familia’s death sparked an outpouring of grief nationwide.

Familia’s death sparked an outpouring of grief nationwide.


She directed police to a street in Mott Haven, a few miles south of the block where Bonds shot Familia once in the head at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Cops and EMS workers found no sign of Bonds, who was on parole for an armed robbery in Syracuse. During a second 911 call from the girlfriend, she provided a second address for Bonds, according to Boyce.

But once again, cops and EMS showed up and couldn’t find the career criminal.

Bonds finally surfaced on E. 183rd St., carrying a stolen gun and dressed in black from head to toe. He fired a single bullet through the passenger side window of an NYPD mobile command center.

The ambushed Familia died three hours later at St. Barnabas Hospital. She left behind two daughters, a son and her 86-year-old mother.

Bonds was killed about a block away in a 20-shot fusillade of police bullets fired by two officers.

In an interview after the execution, the girlfriend told police that Bonds visited a psychiatrist last month — and didn’t like to be around police officers. She was possibly referencing the July 1 hospital visit.

Bonds, whose rap sheet included seven arrests dating to 2000, made his anti-cop feelings clear in a Facebook rant where he warned police “just keep your a– away from mine.”

One of his arrests was for a 2001 attack where he and four others punched, kicked and used brass knuckles in the beating of a cop.

His Facebook page also showed that he took a Jan. 5 quiz to determine “Which serial killer are you?” — and another in May asking “What’s deadly about you?”

The answer: “Vengeance. If someone hurts you, they have to feel the full forth of your wrath and your vengeance is swift and merciless.”

Bonds was due to remain on parole through May 2018, and was in full compliance with his obligations since getting out of prison in 2013. He never missed a meeting with his parole officer, making his last visit on June 20.

He was next scheduled to appear on July 11 — the date when Familia joined the NYPD in 2005. 


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