NYPD officer tragically killed by friendly fire during confrontation

NYPD Commissioner O’Neill announced NYPD Police Officer Brian Mulkeen, a 33-yr-old Bronx cop, was killed about 12:30 am while doing the courageous work NYers needed him to do.

He served for nearly 7 years. There is no worse a moment in our profession than this. Pls keep Brian’s family & colleagues in your thoughts.

Fox News reports a N w York City police officer who died Sunday while trying to arrest an armed suspect was shot and killed by fellow officers during a violent struggle, police officials said Monday.

Police Commissioner James O’Neill said Officer Brian Mulkeen, 33, was shot twice by police gunfire during the Sunday confrontation in the Bronx.

“This is a tragic case of friendly fire,” O’Neill said during a news conference at police headquarters.

The suspect, Antonio Williams, 27, died at the scene. Investigators previously suggested that Williams wrestled away Mulkeen’s gun while the pair were on the ground.

Officials said the nearly seven-year department veteran retained control of his weapon and fired several shots during the encounter.