Transcript for Police Officer Shot and Killed in NYC
We turn next to the New York City police officer shot and killed in the line of duty and the stunning new tapes. The radio calls after gunshots rang out. The young cop, a third generation police officer, killed. The fourth NYPD officer murdered in 11 months. ABC's lyinzsey Davis tonight. Reporter: Gunshots and grief captured on police radio. 10-4, I got a cop down! Reporter: Playing out in real time, a police chase and shootout that claims the life of New York police officer Randolph holder. His partner breathless and in distress. My partner is down! Reporter: It started out as a gunfight between rival gangs Tuesday night. We heard a bunch of gunshots. It was pretty chaotic. Reporter: The suspects fled, one of them reportedly stealing a bike at gunpoint. Holder spots the suspect, Tyrone Howard. And then, an exchange of gun fire. A recovered firearm with blood on it and a bicycle. Reporter: Holder suffers a fatal bullet in the forehead. Four police officers murdered in 11 months. That's about as bad as it gets. Reporter: As his body left the hospital, dozens silently saluted holder, a third generation police officers. He should have been closing on a house in the next month. All of that is down the drain. Reporter: Police say the man was a career criminal. A judge opted to put him in rehab instead of behind bars. David? Linsey Davis with us tonight.
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