New York police officer shot in the head and killed

Authorities said that a  New York police officer shot in the head in East Harlem died on Tuesday night.

Thirty three year old, Randolph Holder was responding to reports of gunfire in one of Harlem’s largest housing projects when a suspect on a bicycle he and other officers were pursuing exchanged gunfire.

Holder, a five year veteran of the police force and a native of Guyana, was shot in the head and taken to Harlem Hospital Center where he was listed in critical condition but later died.

Authorities said that the suspect was caught and taken to a hospital and is expected to be taken into police custody on Wednesday.

Holder is the fourth New York police officer to be killed while doing his job in the past eleven months.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters at a press conference that, “We are humbled by Officer Randolph Holder’s example”.

Footage uploaded by: NYC Mayor’s Office
(the press conference begins at the 23 minute mark)

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