A New York police officer died Tuesday night after he was shot in the head in East Harlem. Officer Randolph Holder, 33, was responding to reports of gunshots with other officers assigned to patrol public housing when they encountered a man riding a bike. The suspect exchanged fire with the officers and struck Randolph in the head. Holder, a native of Guyana who had been an officer for five years, was rushed to the hospital, where he later died. The suspect reportedly attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended and wounded in the foot. He was taken to a hospital and was expected to be released into police custody Wednesday, Commissioner William Bratton said at a press conference. Holder is the fourth officer to be killed in the line of duty in the last 11 months.
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