Career criminal accused of shooting two NYPD officers; de Blasio blames guns

Two New York City police officers were shot by a "career criminal" suspect on the eve of Thanksgiving in the Bronx, which Mayor Bill de Blasio pinned on there being "too many guns out there."
"It’s another example of a gun from out of state, comes into our city, hurts a New Yorker," de Blasio said.
But in the meantime, thank God that there is one more shooter off the streets because of the bravery of these just absolutely extraordinary officers."
The mayor also noted the officers showed "incredible bravery" and was thankful for them and for the fact that they are recovering from their injuries.
2 NYC POLICE OFFICERS WOUNDED IN DAYTIME SHOOTINGCommissioner Dermot Shea said the shooting was carried out by a "career criminal with far too many arrests, still on the streets of New York City."
He did not identify the suspect or the injured officers during the press conference.
NYPD COP SHOT THREE TIMES IN BROOKLYN; SUSPECT IN CUSTODY"What we know about this firearm is that it was reported stolen last year in Georgia.
Obviously made its way, as far too many guns do, up into New York City and it's causing carnage on the streets," Shea added of the gun used in the crime.
The unidentified suspect was shot a total of three times and was in surgery at St. Barnabas Hospital at the time of the press conference.
His condition was upgraded to serious from critical, the New York Times reported after speaking with an NYPD detective just after 2 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.
The manager of 7 Days & Nights Deli on 187th Street, Malik Alsaedi, heard the gunshots at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday and called 911, he told the New York Times.
The attack comes exactly one year after two NYPD officers were shot and injured in an ambush attack when responding to a domestic violence report in Queens.