NYPD Officer Randolph Holder killed

Yet another NYPD cop has been shot and killed in the line of duty.

Thirty-three-year-old Randolph Holder was shot in the head last night while responding to a call, gun shots and a robbery.

Randolph is the fourth NYPD officer to be shot and killed in the line of duty in the last 11 months.

Officers Liu and Ramos were killed back in December and Officer Brian Moore was killed this past May, all were gunned down.

The suspect that fatally shot Holder has been identified as 30-year-old Tyrone Howard. 

Howard has more than 20 arrests on his record, but according to Commissioner Bill Bratton, he may have been out of jail as part of a DA Diversion Program.

Officer Holder was a special kind of NYPD assigned to Police Service Area 5 that patrols the public housing units within the 23rd, 25th, and 28th precincts.

These special units are all a part of a push toward "vertical policing" to engage NYPD with the community. Whether changes will be made to policing after this latest tragedy, remains to be unseen.

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