NEW YORK (AP - MODIFIED) — New York City police say an officer has been shot and killed in the Bronx.
NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said at a press conference at Jacobi Medical Center that the officer was shot during a struggle with a 27-year-old just after midnight. Commissioner James O'Neill identified the slain officer as 33-year-old Brian Mulkeen in a tweet.
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. pic.twitter.com/X1ucOusI77— Commissioner O’Neill (@NYPDONeill) September 29, 2019
The 27-year-old was shot by other officers and died at the scene near the Edenwald Houses.
O'Neill's tweet said Mulkeen had served for nearly seven years.
Flanked by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Monahan called the officer "brave," and said he was doing "a job that New Yorkers needed him to do." De Blasio called Mulkeen "a hero" and advised the public to give condolences to NYPD officers.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo offered his condolences on Twitter Sunday.
I am heartbroken by the loss of NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen, who was shot and killed in the line of duty today. At 33, Officer Mulkeen was taken far too early from his family and from the city he sacrificed everything to protect. He is the embodiment of bravery and a true NY hero.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 29, 2019