An NYPD officer from Lynbrook was wounded in a subway shootout Tuesday afternoon in which the gunman was killed, according to reports.
Kevin Herlihy, who is reportedly a married father of three and an 18-year veteran of the NYPD assigned to the Queens violent felony squad, was shot in the arm after chasing the suspect, Michael McBride, who was wanted for the shooting of a woman in Queens.
Herlihy is listed in stable condition and is expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday, and McBride was shot in the chest and killed during the shootout, according to Newsday.
"All of us here are incredibly grateful that Detective Herlihy is alive," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the Daily News Tuesday. "And I’m happy to say that all indications are that he will be able to walk out of here probably tomorrow and go home to his family and his wife, Adrienne."
Herlihy is the third NYPD officer from Long Island to be shot while on duty in the past two months. Kevin Brennan of Garden City Park survived after being shot in the head on Jan. 31 and Peter Figoski of West Babylon was killed during a robbery in Brooklyn on Dec. 12.