New York Cop Shot Dead


New York: A 33-year-old police officer with NYPD was fatally shot during a confrontation with an armed suspect fleeing police on a pedestrian overpass over the FDR Drive in East Harlem Tuesday, officials said.

Randolph Holder, 33, was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital at 10:22 p.m., shortly after he was taken there in critical condition, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said in a news conference. His family was by his side.

The incident unfolded Tuesday evening in East Harlem, where officers responded to a report of gunshots fired near East 102nd Street and 1st Avenue at about 8:30 p.m., Bratton said. A victim at the scene told responding officers his bicycle had been stolen at gunpoint.

Holder and other plainclothes officers encountered a man on a bike on a pedestrian overpass over the FDR Drive at East 120th Street, Bratton said. The man and police exchanged gunfire, and Holder was struck in the head.