An on-duty police officer, Peter Figoski, 47, was shot in Brooklyn by a robber on Monday. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

Figoski and his partner Glenn Estrada responded to a robbery in an apartment in East New York. Figoski was allegedly shot by in the face by Lamont Pride, 27. Pride’s partner is still at large.

Mayor Bloomberg said from the hospital where doctors tried to save Figoski, “Having to tell kids of any age what happened to their father or mother is, without a doubt, the hardest thing any Mayor ever has to do.”

Bloomberg also told New Yorkers that this incident showed the dangers that police officers face daily. He said, “You want a reminder of the danger that our men and women in law enforcement face every single day to keep us safe? Look no further than this shooting – and this hospital.”

Figoski was a 22 year veteran who had the option to retire two years ago. He leaves behind his family, including his four daughters.