$10K Reward Offered In Case Of Murdered Auxiliary NYPD Officer

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A $10,000 reward has been offered by the organization "Cop Shot" for information leading to the suspect who fatally shot NYPD auxiliary officer Francky Aleger.

The 39 year-old husband and father of two was walking to the subway Wednesday morning when he was found murdered. Aleger was on his way to his main occupation at Mt. Sinai Hospital when his body was discovered at the intersection of Gleenwood Road and 95th Street at approximately 6 a.m.

At first, arriving paramedics did not know the off-duty auxiliary police officer had been shot. EMT's noticed a bullet wound in his back while treating him in the ambulance en route to the hospital. It is unclear why Aleger was targeted, although certain personal belongings appeared to be missing at the crime scene.

The victims' brother, Vorbes Aleger, is a doctor in Florida. Flying home last night he tells PIX11 the family is bewildered and that his brother's only interests were his family, church, his work and the gym. Aleger immigrated from Haiti 8 years ago, and just months ago realized a life-long aspiration of becoming an officer.

"It was something he was proud of doing," his brother said of Francky's volunteer work as an auxiliary officer "he was a very religious man and he believed in community service."

Aleger was assigned to the 13th precinct which includes Gramercy Park and Flatiron. His family showed us his Facebook page, which includes several photos of him in uniform. He is survived by his wife, and their two young sons, ages 6 and 8.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the confidential line at 1-800-COP-SHOT.

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