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NYPD Officer Killed Pursuing Suspect in East Harlem

October 21, 2015  | 

NYPD Officer Randolph Holder (Photo: NYPD)
NYPD Officer Randolph Holder (Photo: NYPD)

A New York City police officer was shot and killed late on Tuesday while pursuing a suspected armed robber close to a busy road in the city's East Harlem neighborhood, police said.

Officer Randolph Holder was shot around 8:30 p.m. local time in an exchange of gunfire near the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive, a major route through Manhattan, having responded to calls from residents reporting hearing shots in the area.

The critically wounded officer was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was the fourth NYPD officer to be killed in the line of duty in the past year, Reuters reports.

Holder, 33, a native of Guyana, was a five-year veteran of the force, authorities said.

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JAVIER GODINEZ @ 10/21/2015 7:22 AM

Rest in PEACE brave one, who like many in our profession, run TOWARD THE DANGER, rather than run away from it!

Keith M. @ 10/21/2015 8:15 AM

R.I.P. Officer. We will take it from here.

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