( New York, NY) -- An NYPD officer shot and killed in the Bronx early yesterday morning was originally from Orange County. Officer Brian Mulkeen and his partner were attempting to question a man shortly after midnight on East 229th street. Police say body camera footage showed numerous shots being fired during a struggle, after the suspect was seen reaching into his waistband. Mulkeen was 33 years old and a native of Monroe, and had been on the force for more than six years.
Brian Mulkeen's father tells the New York Post that he was a remarkable human being and everybody loved him. Mulkeen was the track and field captain at Fordham University and recently returned to his alma mater as a volunteer coach. Before that he attended school in the Monroe-Woodbury District. The Yorktown Heights resident also received five Excellence In Police Duties Awards and Mayor de Blasio called him a hero. Police are investigating whether he was killed by his own gun or a gun the suspect had. He was shot three times in the confrontation in the Bronx Sunday morning.
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