- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A man accused of gunning down a New York City police officer has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges.

The Daily News (https://nydn.us/1N68b31 ) says dozens of police officers and relatives of Detective Randolph Holder packed the Manhattan hearing for Tyrone Howard on Tuesday.

Howard’s attorney, Michael Hurwitz, says the trial will be the “proper forum to consider evidence.” He had no further comment.

Holder was killed Oct. 20 while responding to a report of shots fired and a bicycle stolen at gunpoint in East Harlem. Prosecutors allege Howard knew Holder was a policeman while shooting him in the head.

Howard was recently sentenced to 12 years in prison on unrelated drug charges.

Holder was posthumously promoted to the rank of detective.


Information from: Daily News, https://www.nydailynews.com

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