THE BRONX - An off-duty NYPD officer has been shot in the Bronx.

According to police, around 6:30 p.m. last night officer Ivan Marcano was with his girlfriend when they saw two suspects robbing another man.

Police say Marcano confronted them and was shot. The thieves drove off with a third man. Officer Marcano's girlfriend was driving him to the hospital when they spotted the getaway car. Marcano was wounded but got out and shot one of the suspects in the head, police say. The suspect died.

Police are now searching for the other two suspects involved. Officer Marcano is expected to survive.