Police officer shot in Harlem


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This suspect and a second man are wanted in a series of Queens street robberies.

An NYPD officer was shot in Harlem just before 4:30 p.m. today, police said.

The officer was shot in the left arm during a chase with a perp that left the suspect dead.

The perp, a black male in his 50s, was shot in the chest and declared dead on the scene, according to police.

The shooting occurred at West 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue.  The officer, who reports say was part of the Queens violent felony squad, was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.