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tonight, the police officer assassinated. the veteran new york city officer and mother shot through the window. her partner's desperate cries for backup, and tonight here the new video, the chilling outline rant from the suspect. also late today, the trump administration with a new warning to yort korea tonight about possible military action. after north korea launches its first intercontinental missile that could reach u.s. targets. and trump overseas, and that meeting with vladimir putin. the american congressman and that selfie video inside the auschwitz death camp causing war overfight. the tug of war over baby charlie. the parents want him move asked the hospital says no. poep francis is now involved,
and the missing student here in america. the young man under arrest. what he allegedly searched for online, and that vigil for that girl he attended. good evening, and it's great to be back with you. i hope you had a wonderful and safe fourth of july. we begin tonight with the deadly shooting involving that veteran new york city police officer, a mother of three. sending shock waves through the nation. this new york city police officer was ambushed. the police commissioner calling it an assassination. she was sitting in a police mobile command unit, and the "gm gunman shooting her through the passenger window. tonight, revealing what the gunman posted online. abc's adrienne bankert leading us off. >> reporter: tonight, police assassination. a department grieving the loss of officer miosotis familia, the 12-year veteran murdered overnight. >> 10-85!
10-85! my partner's shot! my partner's shot! >> it is clear this was an unprovoked attack on police officers who were assigned to keep this great city safe. >> reporter: around 12:30 a.m. familia and her partner were inside a mobile crime unit placed in this bronx neighborhood to monitor gang activity. moments later, police say 34-year-old alexander bonds walks up firing through the window at point-blank range hitting familia in the head. her partner screaming on police radio for help. >> hurry up central. give me a [ bleep ] ambulance! get me a blood bank going. get me everything. >> reporter: responding officers kill bonds in a shootout a block away, one bystander wounded. familia a single mother of three, had worked as a nurse and for the red cross. >> the emotions are very high inside. i mean, everyone is very sad. nobody is speaking. >> i'm not playing, mr. officer. >> reporter: bonds recently went on a vulgar anti-police rant online. his rap sheet includes assault
on an officer with brass knuckles in 2001. >> tonight here, an entire city is now in shock. >> reporter: the tragedy just days from the anniversary of the sniper killing of five police officers in dallas. the deadliest single day for police officers in law enforcement. just ten days later, three officers shot to death after being hunted by a lone gunman in baton rouge. in 2016, fatal shootings of police were up 41%, and nearly one in three of those were execution style attacks. >> and adrienne bankert with us live tonight. officer familia is the 24th officer to be killed in the line of duty this year? >> reporter: that is correct, david. also the fourth to be murdered as the commissioner said for the sake of their uniform. if you look behind us, the memorial is growing at the 46th precinct. those who knew her are honoring for because she died, but for how she lived. >> thinking about her family. thank you.
there is also breaking developments overseas tonight. president trump arriving a short time ago, and it comes amid that intensifying showdown with north kor korea. a new warning. the president arriving in poland, and the meeting with vladimir putin coming. much of the focus right now, north korea, successfully testing its first intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the u.s. and what the pentagon says about this. here's martha raddatz tonight. >> reporter: the missile launched by north korea is more powerful and more sophisticated than anything that country has ever tested before. a two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile blasted straight up into space some 1,700 miles high. but here is what is so alarming. if the north koreans angle the missile's trajectory for distance instead of altitude, experts say it could travel well
over 4,000 miles. meaning it could potentially hit alaska or even come close to seattle. kim jong-un gleefully calling it a package of gifts on independence day. in response to the north koreans, the u.s. and south korea launch short range missiles up the coast of the korean peninsula. there is still time for diplomacy, but the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. said, today is a dark day. >> time is short. action is required. the world is on notice. >> and so let's get to martha raddatz at our washington bureau. the pentagon said today that the missile the north koreans launched is something the u.s. has never seen before. >> reporter: right, david. this is exactly the kind of missile the u.s. knew the north koreans were working on, but we never expected it to be launched this soon. experts say it is years ahead of schedule, david. >> martha raddatz, thank you. years sooner as you heard the
report there. let's get to our military an cyst, steven ganyard, and you saw what martha raeported there. if it went along the same distance, and trajectory, it could be to the u.s. this is concerning, and what does north korea have to do to complete the missile plan? >> they demonstrated they have a rocket that can reach the united states. this is what's disturbing. this is what we believe is a miniaturized nuclear warhead. we don't know if they can put the warhead with the rocket and have it survive the heat of re-entry. it's the last piece of the puzzle and they are working hard to get it. >> last piece of the puzzle. steve, thank you. the showdown happening at the same time president trump prepares for the high stakes meeting with russian president, vladimir putin. their one-on-one. put season bringing a full agenda to the table. no one knows if they will bring
up russian meddling and have they met before? abc's cecilia vega traveling with the president in warsaw. >> reporter: president trump landed in poland tonight to a red carpet welcome. as all eyes look ahead to friday's meeting with russia's vladimir putin. the white house is now trying to downplay the face to face calling it just a normal bilateral meeting between four leaders at the g20 summit, but the kremlin calls it a full fledged sitdown. and has publicly outlined an agenda. as for whether this is their first meeting, president trump has told conflicting stories. >> he's a tough guy. i met him once. i have no relationship with putin. i don't think i've ever met him. i never met him. i don't think i've ever met him. >> reporter: one thing he has been consistent on, singing putin's praises. >> if he says great things about me, i'm going to say great things about him. he's been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader. >> reporter: 17 u.s. intelligence agencies agree russia interfered in the election. as for the president -- >> he believes that russia probably was involved, potentially some other countries as well could have been equally
involved, or could have been involved, not equally. >> reporter: in the oval office president trump bragged to russian officials about firing fbi director james comey, who was leading the russia investigation. and sources tell abc news it's unlikely the president will confront putin about the election meddling, one senior administration official says the whole thing could be a waste of time, and quote, "a loser of a topic." >> and cecilia vega joins us now from warsaw. we know the president is preparing to deliver a major speech tomorrow. the people there in warsaw and really around the world will be watching to see if he mentions russia. >> reporter: exactly and the white house is calling this a major speech on u.s. relations. not just with poland, but with all of europe, david, and as you said, people here especially in this country, waiting to see whether president trump mentions vladimir putin by name, and specifically russian aggression in this region, david. >> cecilia vega with us from poland tonight. thank you as always. next to the american
congressman generating global outrage tonight while visiting the sight of one of history's great ittest atrocities. the auschwitz death camp, and the selfie videos he took inside. here's abc's linsey davis tonight. >> reporter: this is the video, shot on the grounds of auschwitz, that has congressman clay higgins under fire tonight. >> so they would squeeze 700 people in here. >> reporter: the louisiana republican recording himself inside a gas chamber, posting the five-minute video online. >> the guards would drop zyklon 5 cyanide gas from above through hatches after about 20 minutes, everyone was dead. >> reporter: the congressman then stands in the crematorium. >> there were three sets of ovens like that. this is why homeland security must be squared away. why our military must be
invincible. >> reporter: the response from the auschwitz memorial, blunt, "inside a former gas chamber, there should be mournful silence. it's not a stage." late today congressman higgins took the video down and offered an apology, saying his intent was to remind people that evil still exists david. >> linsey davis, thank you. we are also following a major headline in the war against isis tonight. is this the final push against isis in mosul? iraqi fighters now going door to door, young men being forced to strip down the make sure they are not wearing bombs. abc's ian pannell who has reported extensively from iraq is in mosul tonight with what our team has just witnessed. >> reporter: tonight, a journey into a city devastated by war. we drive towards the front line where u.s. and iraqi forces spearhead the fight against isis. trying to find those few hundred isis fighters still hanging onto
what was the centre of their power. >> we're the yankee junction in war. >> reporter: our team's told the fighting's some way off from where we've stopped, but then this -- [ gunfire ] the sound of isis' last stand. as you can see in this area, the destruction is almost complete. were very close to the front line, you can see iraqi special terrorism forces moving in. and just look down the road, its incredible to know this used to be a neighborhood, you can smell the dust, you can smell the cortile, and i'm afraid to say you can also smell -- bodies. mosul's residents are now emerging from the horror of the last three years. everyone's checked, the young men told to strip, isis have hid in crowds before, attacking with bombs. this is the first real food they've had in months. many are malnourished. like anas ibrahim, hard to believe he's 14. what this means is that after three long years, the caliphate recruits from mosul to manchester, england prevent a very real threat to people beyond this region, david. >> hard to believe that boy is
14 years old. ian pannell joining our team of foreign correspondents. great to have you on our team. in the meantime, back here at home tonight, and to the new eruption of gun violence in caught. the numbers are staggering. more than 100 people were shot over the holiday weekend. at least 14 killed. many of the shootings taking place in parts of the city where police have increased their presence. the federal government assigning additional atf agents to the city. there is a manhunt under way for an arson suspect bho opened fire on authorities. accused of setting fires and it comes as three dozen wildfires burn out of control. here's abc's clayton sandell from the region. >> reporter: tonight, a remote stretch of arizona is the center of a manhunt for this suspect, wanted for allegedly pulling a pistol and shotgun on a forest service employee and opening fire. it happened yesterday at this campground near forest lakes. the forest service employee escaped. now dozens of officers, including an fbi s.w.a.t. team have joined the search. police say the suspect appears
to be the same man wanted for starting eight small brush fires in the area on monday. >> oh, my god. i can't breathe. >> reporter: that suspected arsonist striking at a bad time. with nearly 40 large fires burning in the west. several growing blazes near sparks, nevada. this one in camarillo, california. feeding off hot, dry, windy summer weather. and it may get worse before it gets better. thunderstorms this week could bring lightning sparking new fires and 100-degree plus heat across the southwest will not make the fire fight any easier, david. >> that is for sure. clayton, thanks. there is an emotional debate tonight making global headlines. the fate of a terminally ill infant on life support, known as baby charlie. his parents want to move him to a new hospital. the current hospital is resisting. and now president trump and the vatican are getting involved. abc's james longman from london tonight. >> reporter: a family facing the greatest loss imaginable, tonight caught in an international tug of war over
their dying child. charlie guard has a genetic disease. he is unable to see, hear or even breathe on his own. british doctors say there is no cure, they want to switch off the machine that keeps him alive. days ago, his parents pleading to bring him home to die. >> we promised our little boy every single day that we'd take him home. that is a promise we thought we could keep. >> reporter: but then new hope, the pope lending the family support, a vatican children's hospital offering charlie treatment. tonight, the british government has blocked that move, agreeing with doctors who insist it would be cruel to keep him alive. >> it's an unimaginable position for anybody to be in. >> reporter: charlie's parents have raised nearly $1.7 million to pay for experimental treatment in the u.s. this week president trump tweeting -- "if we can help little charlie, we would be delighted to do so."
tonight, charlie's mother saying, "the support from the pope and the president has given us hope. but his future remains uncertain. david? >> james longman, thank you. there is much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. a man under arrest. the visiting chinese student who disappeared from a university campus. the surveillance last seeing per. that suspect now this court. what police say he allegedly searched for online when he was spotted at the young woman's vigil. one man on a lawn mother pulling out his gun. his neighbor firing in return, and what the judge ruled now about that shooting. we're watching the tropical disturbance tonight, and tracking it east over the atlantic. where the storm could be heading. a lot more news ahead. like an "unjection™". xeljanz xr. a once daily pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz xr can reduce pain, swelling and joint damage, even without methotrexate.
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>> reporter: tonight, the man authorities say kidnapped a visiting chinese scholar at the university of illinois, brendt christensen, denied bail. >> i think that is what everyone hoped, because whoever the criminal is, he's a threat to every others' safety in this community. >> reporter: this june 9th surveillance video police say shows yingying zhang getting into christensen's car, the last time she was seen. investigators say they have reason to believe she is no longer alive. >> you always want to have a body if it's at all possible. but there have been so many cases where there was no body, and people have been convicted. christensen was even spotted at a vigil for zhang after she was reported missing and a day before he was arrested, authorities also say he was captured on audio admitting he "held her in his apartment against her will." on his cell phone investigators
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>> my butt's wet! >> reporter: round independence daytime, cops across the country showing a softer streak. from woops to hoops, these cops playing street basketball in milwaukee. and in southern california these cops busting a 3-year-old in her barbie mobile. >> no license no registration. >> reporter: like those "perps" in north carolina, the cops let this one slide. >> best policeman ever. made my day. >> reporter: matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> i'm david muir. thanks for the tweets. great to be back.
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