NYPD Officer Randolph Holder was shot and killed during the pursuit of a suspect in East Harlem. He was the fourth New York City police officer killed in the line of duty over the past 11 months.
On the night of Oct. 20, 2015, Holder was on the roof of 420 E. 102nd St. with a fellow housing bureau plainclothes officer when they witnessed a group of men shooting at each other, police said.
As the officers took pursuit of the men, they crossed paths with one of the men, who was on a bike, police said. That man, identified by authorities as Tyrone Howard, put down the bike and fired one time, striking Holder in the front of the head. The officer was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital.
Howard, 30, was charged with first-degree murder in the officer’s death.
Here’s the latest on the fatal shooting of Officer Holder.