Wednesday 21 October 2015

NYPD Officer Shot In Head, Dies

A police officer has died after being shot in the head while responding to a report of a man armed with a gun in Manhattan.

The officer, named by the New York police department as Randolph Holder, was fatally shot in east Harlem on Tuesday evening.
The police department said an exchange of gunfire had taken place. “Officers in east Harlem responded to shots fired.

“Police officer Holder was fatally shot; a wounded suspect was apprehended four blocks away,” a statement from the department, posted on Twitter, said.

Holder, of Police Service Area 5, the housing bureau, in Manhattan, was reportedly pursuing a man on foot after a report that a bicycle had been stolen.

Holder and another officer confronted the armed man and there was an exchange of gunfire, Commissioner Bill Bratton said. The officer was struck and the shooter fled on foot. The suspect was caught several blocks away with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Three men were taken into custody and were being questioned. A section of a busy parkway was shut down near where the officer was shot.

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