An NYPD officer died Tuesday night after being shot in the head while responding to a report of a man armed with a gun in East Harlem, authorities said.
Commissioner Bill Bratton identified the slain officer as 33-year-old Randolph Holder, a five-year veteran of the force.
"He did what every other officer in the NYPD does. When the call comes, he ran toward danger," Bratton said at a news conference. "It would be the last time he'd respond to a call."
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The suspect was said to be injured, but in custody.
Police Officer Holder was fatally shot; a wounded suspect was apprehended 4 blocks away.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPD NEWS) 1445400298.0
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the "whole city is in mourning" following the loss of the officer.
"Our hearts are heavy," de Blasio said.
Join us in praying for NYPD Police Officer Randolph Holder and his family. https://t.co/OjdLqFYo7r— NYPD NEWS (@NYPD NEWS) 1445401001.0
Holder was the fourth officer to be killed in New York City in 11 months.
"Four police officers murdered in 11 months," Bratton told reporters, "it is about as bad as it gets."
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