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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, was described as a “young man with a bright future,” and as a man he was trying to arrest were both shot and killed during a fight early Sunday in the Bronx, according to police.
The New York City Police Department, identified and killed officer Brian Mulkeen, 33, who has been with the department for nearly seven years.
The NYPD’s Chief Terence Monahan, told reporters on Sunday morning, “A young man with a bright future who bravely patrolled some of New York City’s roughest streets, has a tragic life lost.”
“Brian was a great cop, dedicated to keeping this city safe,” he added.
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Police said the officer was shot three times, possibly with his own gun, as he was grappled to the ground, with the 27-year-old suspect, who was armed. Monahan, told reporters that the suspect, who has not yet been identified, had several prior arrests and was on probation until 2022 for a drug-related violation in the previous year. His criminal history included a burglary conviction in Rockland County, according to police.
The police said that they recovered a .32-caliber revolver, which they said belonged to the suspect, adding that he had not been dismissed. On Sunday, the NYPD tweeted a photo of the pistol found at the site of a police involved shooting in the Bronx.
“We lost a hero this evening,” the Mayor of New York, Bill the Blasio, said at a press conference outside Jacobi Medical Center.
Mulkeen, which was to patrol the streets around an apartment building in the city, in the Bronx at about 12:30 on a Sunday morning, as part of a unit to investigate gang activity if both he and his partner attempted to arrest a man who has run away from the question, Monahan told the crowd of reporters. He said that as “a violent struggle on the ground,” a place.
Monahan said, Mulkeen, and the suspect struggled, and his body camera captured him screaming “He’s reaching for it! He has to reach for it!”
Officer Mulkeen gun was fired five times,” Monahan said. “At this point, it is not clear who fired the Officer Mulkeen again.”
Monahan also told reporters that five officers fired at the suspect, who was struck and pronounced dead at the scene. He said Mulkeen, was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, where he was pronounced dead.
Mulkeen worked out of the 47th precinct in the Bronx, and was living with his girlfriend, who is also an NYPD police officer in the city.
Monahan called the Mulkeen’s “brave”, and stated that he was “doing what we’ve asked him to do a job in New York, which is necessary for him to do that.”
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted Sunday morning, “I am devastated by the loss of NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen, who was shot and killed in the line of duty today.”
“At 33, an Officer Mulkeen has been taken much too soon from his family and the city he sacrificed everything to protect it. He is the embodiment of courage, and a true new york hero.”
The NYPD tweeted a video of dozens of officers lining the outside Jacobi Medical Center, to give the Officer Mulkeen, “a final salute.”
On Sunday, the NYPD Police Commissioner, James O’neill, who tweeted,” NYPD Police Officer, Brian Mulkeen, and a 33-year-old Bronx cop, was killed about 12:30 a.m., while doing the courageous work of New York, which is necessary for him to do so. He served for nearly 7 years. There is no worse of a time in our box than in this one. Please keep Brian’s family & others in your mind.”
Mulkeen, it is the second NYPD officer killed in the line of duty this year. Detective Brian Simonsen, was accidentally shot dead by fellow officers, and seven months ago, while he was a robbery suspect.
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“We’ve been here too many times. We know that the path to get here,” Pat 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.