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A plainclothes New York City police officer died early Sunday after engaging in a shootout in the Bronx in what was allegedly described to the police radio as well as an ” ambush.”
Brian Mulkeen, 33, also served in the force for almost seven years, company director James P. O’neill tweeted.
“There is no worse of a time in our profession than this,” he wrote. “Pls keep Brian’s family & others in your mind.”
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Law enforcement officials told the New York Post that Mulkeen suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was rushed to nearby Jacobi Hospital. The unidentified suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
“We have lost a hero, by any measure, we lost a hero,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Mulkeen was part of an anti-crime unit, were in place due to the increase in gang violence in the area.
Witnesses described hearing the shots and said that when she saw the two men lying on the ground at Laconia Avenue and East 229 Street at about 12:30 am
CBS New York reported that the officers were to be heard on the police radio reporting from the scene, “ambush, ambush, shots fired, shots fired.”
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“In the beginning was to give it a shot. And then, two seconds later, it was followed by a continuous-recording — style, one -, two -, three -, four -, five -, six. And then I see this car I think it is a Jeep journey,” by Pedro Gonzalez, 18, told the Post.