NY - Officer Randolph Holder, 33, fatally shot, East Harlem, 20 Oct 2015

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  1. trigger

    trigger New Member

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    Police Officer Shot in East Harlem, FDR Drive Shut Down: Sources

    A police officer was shot in the head during a confrontation with an armed man by the FDR Drive in East Harlem, law enforcement sources say.
    Police were first called to the area for a report of gunshots fired and an armed man riding a bicycle around 102nd Street, a senior police official tells NBC 4 New York.
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    When officers caught up with the man several blocks north, on 120th Street near the FDR Drive, a shootout ensued, the official said. An officer was shot in the head during the shootout and taken to Harlem Hospital.

    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...lem-FDR-Drive-Closed-Manhattan-334870021.html
     
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  3. trigger

    trigger New Member

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    NYPD Officer Shot in Head Dies at Hospital

    An NYPD officer has died after being shot in the head during a confrontation with an armed man by the FDR Drive in East Harlem, senior police officials say.
    The officer was taken to Harlem Hospital in "very critical" condition and died there, the sources said. His family was by his side.

    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...lem-FDR-Drive-Closed-Manhattan-334870021.html
     
  4. bluesneakers

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    The shot officer, who has 5 years on the job, worked in the anti-crime unit of PSA no. 5, a command that polices New York City Public Housing developments in East Harlem and Harlem, according to sources.
     
  5. Indy Anna

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    [snipped]

    Officer Randolph Holder, 33, a five-year veteran working in Police Service Area 5, took a bullet to the forehead at 8:45 p.m. as he and other cops pursued the perp, who was riding a bicycle at E. 120th St. and FDR Drive, a high-ranking police source said.

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    After Randolph was shot, cops found a 32-year-old man, believed to be involved in the shooting, suffering from a bullet wound to the leg at E. 125th St., the sources said. He was taken into custody.


    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...-gunman-east-harlem-sources-article-1.2405114


    Pictures and video also at link.

    Condolences to Officer Holder's family and colleagues.
     
  6. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    R.I.P. Officer Holder :star: :rose: :star:
     
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    This is why stop and frisk should not be stopped. This guy may have been off the streets if Deblasio wasn't backing down. He is reversing everything that Bloomberg has done. Jmo.
     
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  9. trigger

    trigger New Member

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    :rose: RIP Officer Holder. :rose:
     
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    www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3282189/Cop-shot-head-Manhattan-confrontation.html

    Holder's father, also called Randolph, said that his son had 'always wanted to be a cop, just like his dad'.

    He paid tribute to a 'fun-loving, caring young man, always with a smile on his face',


    His father said and that he had dated Malika Clarke-Yarde, 33, since they were both 14 and recently split although they remained close with him helping her raise her child although he was not the father.

    Sounds like Randolph was a kind person and a decent human being -- the kind of police officer we need ! Smdh.
    :moo:

    May Officer Holder rest gently , and my condolences to his grieving loved ones !
     
  11. LaborDayRN

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    Rest in peace Officer Holder. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
     
  12. Indy Anna

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    Suspect in Fatal Shooting of New York Officer Was on the Run for Weeks, Officials Say

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    The police had gone looking for Tyrone Howard at least 10 times since Sept. 1, when, investigators believe, he rode up to a rival just after midnight and shot him. But 10 times he eluded them.

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    Mr. Howard, 30, was charged with first-degree murder and robbery. At a packed arraignment in Lower Manhattan late Wednesday night, a judge ordered that Mr. Howard be held in jail without bail. Well over 100 police officers attended the hearing, as did members of Officer Holder’s family. At times people shouted obscenities at the defendant.

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    Indeed, one of the ways Mr. Howard knew the officer approaching him on a darkened pathway of F.D.R. Drive — besides by the silver shield dangling from his neck — was that they had encountered each other before, the police said. Mr. Howard had 23 arrests as an adult, including one in connection with a shootout in June 2009 on a basketball court in the East River Houses that wounded two bystanders: an 11-year-old boy and a 77-year-old man. (The case did not go forward, officials said, because prosecutors were unable to present any witnesses who could identify Mr. Howard.)

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    Five years into a promising police career, including six commendations, Officer Holder, an immigrant from Guyana, had begun telling relatives of his growing sense of the dangers of the job he loved.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/22/n...randolph-holder-fatally-shot-east-harlem.html
     
  13. bluesneakers

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    I'm not saying this is worse because he was an immigrant, but think about coming to a new country and all the work and effort behind that... he lived in America intentionally just as he was intentionally a police officer and it adds another element of heartbreak.

    RIP Officer Holder.
     
  14. Indy Anna

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    I agree, bluesneakers. I always think the same thing when someone who came here to live from another country is murdered. They often come to make a better life for themselves and their families. Officer Holder repaid his chosen country for the freedoms he was given by becoming a public servant, which sadly cost him his life.
     
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    NYPD: Gun that may have been used in officer's death found
    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/03c6...d-gun-may-have-been-used-officers-death-found
     
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    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    I hope Sharpton does not use the funeral as a place to take jabs at the police. Even in the articles he does so, imo. Saying something like ' when we see an officer truly doing a good job then we have to stand up in support'---implying it is unusual...:facepalm:


    &#8220;When we find a police officer that&#8217;s trying to protect us and serve our community and actually puts their lives on the line to do that, we stand up for those police officers,&#8221; Sharpton said at his weekly rally Saturday.
     
  20. bluesneakers

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    From the link:

     
  21. katydid23

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    &#8220;When we find a police officer that&#8217;s trying to protect us and serve our community and actually puts their lives on the line to do that, we stand up for those police officers,&#8221; Sharpton said at his weekly rally Saturday.


    I find that^^^ highly insulting to officers in general.
     

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