A veteran NYPD officer was shot and killed in New York City during a physical struggle with an armed suspect. The 27-year-old suspect was also shot and killed, police said.
33-year-old Officer Brian Mulkeen of the New York Police Department was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday. NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said Mulkeen was a member of the NYPD for nearly seven years and died “while doing the courageous work New Yorkers needed him to do. There is no worse a moment in our profession than this.Please keep Brian’s family and colleagues in your thoughts.”
Mulkeen and two other officers were investigating gang activity at a public housing complex in the city’s Bronx borough, where several recent shootings had taken place, when a man being questioned by the officers took off running and Mulkeen and other members of an anti-crime unit chased him down.
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