New York is a city in mourning after Officer Brian Mulkeen was killed in the Bronx.
Mulkeen was on patrol at the Edenwald Houses when he was part of a group of officers who tried to question a man. The suspect, Antonio Williams ran.The officers caught up with Williams and a struggle ensued.
“On body-worn camera, Officer Mulkeen can be heard yelling, “He’s reaching for it. He’s reaching for it.” At this time numerous shots were fired and our officer was struck a total of three times,” Chief of Department Terence Monahan said.
Mulkeen later died at the hospital. Officers shot Williams and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
“At this point, it does not appear that the perpetrator’s gun is the one that fired. Officer Mulkeen’s gun fired five times. At this point, we are not sure who fired Officer Mulkeen’s gun,” Monahan said.
Mulkeen was 33-years-old and had been with the NYPD for 7 years. He lived with his girlfriend, who is also an NYPD officer.Mayor Bill de Blasio called Mulkeen a “hero.”
“He wanted to protect other people. He loves this city, he wanted to protect other people, and he put his life on the line, and he gave his life for all of us,” de Blasio said.
Williams was on probation for a narcotics arrest last year.
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