PHOTOS: NYPD officer shot in East Harlem

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

NEW YORK -- A New York City police officer has died after being shot while responding to a report of a man armed with a gun on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015.

The suspect was shot in the leg and taken to New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. A weapon was recovered, and the bicycle he was riding was also recovered.

Officer Randolph Holder, 33, was a five-year veteran of the force.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton called Holder an "extraordinary individual" and said in a news conference that his heart broke for his father, also a former police officer who served in Guyana. Holder's grandfather was also a police officer in Guyana.

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