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NYPD officer killed by friendly fire during a confrontation with an armed suspect

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Officer Brian Mulkeen, was gunned down in the Bronx. Fellow NYPD officers are drafted in from outside the hospital to honor the fallen hero.

The New York City police officer who died on Sunday while trying to arrest an armed suspect was shot and killed by fellow officers during a violent struggle, police officers, Monday said.

Police chief James O’neill said the Officer, Brian Mulkeen, 33, was shot twice by the police, and was shot during Sunday’s showdown in the Bronx.

“This is a tragic case of friendly fire,” O’neill said during a press conference at the police headquarters.

The defendant, Antonio Williams, 27, died at the scene. Researchers have previously suggested that Williams was away, Mulkeen’s gun as the pair on the ground.

The officials said the nearly seven-year department veteran, will retain control of his weapon, and fired a few shots at the meeting.

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The New York city Police Officer, Brian Mulkeen and died from friendly fire on Sunday during a struggle with an armed suspect, police officials said.
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Mulkeen, and two plainclothes officers were on patrol in the vicinity of a city building at about 12:30 p.m. during an investigation into possible gang activity.

During the examination of the Car, he allegedly fled behind a building. Mulkeen, a former college track star, addressed a Theme that was going after the officer’s weapon during a struggle, according to the NYPD.

Mulkeen’s body camera captured him saying, “He’s reaching for it! He has to reach for it!”

“Mulkeen are kept locked during the whole of the struggle he had with this defendant,” said O’neill. “He fired five rounds at the suspect.”

New York City’s Police Commissioner, James O’neill, center, and others at a press conference on Monday about the death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The researchers determined the number of officers fired 10 shots. Mulkeen, though, is that the wearing of a bullet-proof vest, was hit in the head and torso, officials have said.

She told me that the hull is shot to the left of his body to his thigh. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

“It was a tough battle, and from the beginning to the end of the first lap to the last lap was 10 seconds,” the commissioner said, ” according to the New York Post. “Think about it. Think about how fast it is.”

The researchers found that there is a .a gun they said belonged to the Williams family. It’s never been fired, they will be added to it. Williams was on probation until 2022 for a drug-related arrest in the previous year. He has had a number of prior arrests, and testimony with a burglary conviction, NYPD officials said.

In this photo provided by the New York City Police Department, a handgun found at the site of the shooting. (The NYPD via AP)

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It was unclear whether any of the rounds fired by Mulkeen struck the Williams family.

Mulkeen’s death is the second of a NYPD officer by friendly fire this year. The Borough Of Queens In It. Brian Simonsen has passed away in February, after he was struck in the chest as he and the six officers fired 42 shots at a robbery suspect who did the trigger of a fake gun.

“We’ve been here too many times. We know that the path to get here,” Patrick Lynch, the president of the New York City Police officers Benevolent Association, said at the press conference. “You need to stop.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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