NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)New York Attorney General Letitia James announced her office’s special investigations and prosecutions unit is looking into the death of Sofia Gomez, a pedestrian who died three days after she was hit by an NYPD cruiser.

It happened at the corner of Pelham Parkway and Wallace Avenue in the Bronx on Oct. 5.

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Police said Gomez was in a crosswalk when she was hit by a cruiser that was responding to another officer’s call for backup at a traffic stop on the Throgs Neck Bridge.

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Police gave Gomez CPR before she was rushed to the hospital, where she died on Oct. 8.

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The marked patrol car had its flashing lights and siren on, police said.

The attorney general is authorized to investigate cases where a police officer causes the death of an unarmed civilian, and prosecute if warranted.

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