EFENew York City

A police officer was killed and another seriously injured in a shooting at a residence in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem on Friday.

The suspect was shot by police and is in hospital.

At a press conference, Chief of Detectives James Essig said that at 6.15 pm three officers responded to a call from a woman in a dispute with her son.

Upon entering an apartment, officers spoke with a son and the mother, who informed officers the son she was disputing with was in a back bedroom.

Two officers went down a narrow hallway towards the bedroom when the door swung open and "numerous shots were fired, striking both officers – one fatally, and one is here in Harlem Hospital in critical condition," Essig said.