NYPD officer shot, killed at scene of break-in

Police officers stand near a crime scene where a police officer was shot in the Cypress Hills section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Officials say the officer later died after he was shot in the face while responding to a break-in at a Brooklyn apartment. ((AP Photo/Seth Wenig))

December 12, 2011 11:22:18 AM PST
A 22-year veteran police officer responding to a break-in Monday morning was shot in the face and killed by one of the suspects hiding inside the Brooklyn apartment when officers arrived, police officials said.