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Police tight-lipped about officers accidental shooting in New York

By Leslie Tripp, CNN
  • Police: The officer is shot while responding to a call about a person with weapons
  • The Nassau County police department has not released additional details

(CNN) -- Police in New York are expected to release more information Sunday about the shooting death of a Nassau County officer that they are calling accidental.

The officer was shot about 8 p.m. while responding to a call of a suspicious person walking with weapons in Long Island's Massapequa Park, the Nassau County Police said.

The department did not release any other details about the shooting, other than to say the officer was part of the special operations bureau -- which carries out high-risk search warrant executions and anti-gang operations.