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New York Police Officer Brian Mulkeen Shot and Killed in Line of Duty

New York Police Officer Brian Mulkeen Shot and Killed in Line of Duty

A nearly 7-year veteran of the NYPD lost his life during a confrontation with a suspect, struck by 3 bullets in the Bronx early Sunday morning. The suspect, with various priors according to police, also died as other officers returned fire.

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Officer Mulkeen was shot three times in a struggle to stop the man, during which five officers fired their weapons, police said. The suspect, identified as Antonio L. Williams, 27, of Binghamton, New York, died at the scene.

Suspect Antonio Williams

Suspect Antonio Williams

The NYPD identified the police officer as 33-year-old Brian Mulkeen, who was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

Chief of Department Terence Monahan said at a press conference at Jacobi Medical Center that the shooting happened just after midnight near the Edenwald Houses at East 229th Street and Laconia Avenue.

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