Partner of slain New York City officer testifies at trial

AP News
Posted: Feb 09, 2017 11:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The partner of a New York City police officer shot and killed by a suspected bicycle thief has testified in court about the 2015 shooting.

Officer Omar Wallace said Thursday he saw Tyrone Howard get off his bicycle, and instead of running, pull out a gun and start firing. Wallace says the first shot struck Officer Randolph Holder in the head and he "fell immediately."

Holder was responding to a report of shots fired and a bicycle stolen at gunpoint in East Harlem.

The Daily News reports ( ) that jurors also saw video of the chaotic scene following the shooting. The video showed officers carrying the stricken Holder to an emergency services van.

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Howard's lawyer says they may have gotten the wrong man.

The trial is to continue on Friday.


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