*Another NYC cop has been killed.
Randolph Holder, a New York City Police Department Housing Officer, was fatally shot in the head while pursuing a suspected armed robber on Tuesday night.
Holder was the fourth NYPD officer murdered while working in the past 11 months.
Holder, a 33-year-old immigrant from Guyana, was a five-year veteran of the NYPD and third-generation officer, reports Newsweek.
Here’s what Police Commissioner William Bratton told reporters during a press conference late Tuesday night.
“Holder did what every other officer in the NYPD does when the call comes—he ran toward danger. It was the last time he will respond to that call.”
Around 8:30 p.m. ET, Holder and his partners responded to calls about a gunshot in the city’s East Harlem neighborhood. Witnesses reported that several men fled along a footpath on the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive, Bratton said. A male victim also told officers that his bike had been stolen at gunpoint by one of the fleeing individuals.
Holder and another officer caught up to a male suspect and exchanged gunfire, police said. Holder was shot in the head, and later died just before 10:30 p.m. at Harlem Hospital, Bratton said. The suspect, whose name has not been released, fled the scene, but was apprehended by other officers. He sustained gunshot wounds to his leg and was taken into custody and transported to Cornell Medical Center.
Read/learn MORE at Newsweek.