Alastasia Bryan, an off-duty corrections officer, fatally shot in Brooklyn

Source: AP
Source: AP

On Sunday night, 25-year-old corrections officer Alastasia Bryan was fatally shot while off-duty, sitting in her car in Brooklyn. According to PIX11, the suspected shooter, who the NYPD has not yet identified, had pulled up alongside her in their own car before discharging the fatal shots.

The New York Daily News reported that Bryan had worked at Anna M. Kross Center, a mental health facility for inmates on Rikers Island. 

"My daughter doesn't do anything except comes and goes from work," Bryan's mother, Ingrid Bryan, told the Daily News. "Work was all she cared about... I'm grieving."

In a statement, the president of the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, Elias Husamudeen, reassured the public they would do everything possible to find and prosecute Bryan's shooter.

"There are no words that can express the depth of this tragedy," he said. "The COBA will do everything we can to support the officer's family during this time and we will not rest until the assailant or assailants are brought to justice."


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Marie Solis

Marie is a Slay staff writer with focuses in culture and class. Her writing has appeared in Gothamist and the Awl. You can reach her at marie@mic.com.

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