New York City police officer shot in head, killed

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NYPD Officer Fatally Shot In Harlem.

The housing cop, with five years on the force, responded to a call for gunfire between two rival groups at 420 East 102nd street at around 9 p.m., according to law enforcement sources.New York Police Department Officer Randolph Holder died after being shot while responding to a robbery call in east Harlem Manhattan Tuesday night, according to reports.

He and other officers were pursuing a suspect on a bicycle along a pedestrian overpass when the exchange of gunfire took place, Police Commissioner William Bratton said during a press conference early Wednesday The suspect was caught blocks away and had gunshot wounds to his leg. The wounded shooter was found shortly after at 125th Street where he was apprehended. “I heard so many gunshots,” said witness Angelique Martinez, 47. “It sounded like there was a shoot out outside my building.

The 33-year-old cop was pronounced dead Tuesday night at Harlem Hospital — the fourth NYPD officer to be killed in the last 11 months, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said. It’s really scary.” “There’s so much violence in this area,” said the witness, Martinez. “When I heard that an officer was shot I had to come outside to see for myself.” And in a shooting the rocked the city at Christmas time last year, detectives Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot and killed died on Dec. 20 by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a cop-hating killer who wanted revenge for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown — who died in police-related incidens. The investigation into the incident is ongoing and police are looking for witnesses, as well as other suspects who may have been involved with the initial incident. He was strong enough and brave enough to go in and address them,” Bratton said. “As they tried to comfort him, he, in fact, was comforting them – an extraordinary individual.” “We are humbled by Officer Randolph Holder’s example, an example of service and courage and sacrifice,” de Blasio said. “We’re all in mourning. Three men were detained in connection with the event, according to local media reports, Meanwhile, Bratton said officials would meet with the New York district attorney’s office on Wednesday to determine the charges against the suspect.

The whole city is in mourning.” De Blasio has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff until the day of Officer Holder’s interment on all city buildings and stationary flagstaffs throughout the five boroughs. (TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. It was the last time he will respond to that call. “I extend our deepest condolences to his family, especially his father, who, in his time of grief, sought to comfort the officers in PSA 5,” Bratton added. “New York City police officers every day, we go out and carry ourselves like superheroes on the streets,” he said. “But the reality is, when we’re attacked, we bleed, when we bleed, we die, and when we die, we cry… these police officers need your support as we bury our fellow police officer, but it can’t end there.

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