Tyrone Howard Convicted of Murdering NYPD Officer Randolph Holder

NEW YORK (AP) -
Randolph Holder Sr. traces his son’s name from the New York State Police Officers’ Memorial in Albany, N.Y., in May 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Tyrone Howard was convicted of murder Monday in the October 20, 2015 shooting death of New York City Police Officer Randolph Holder.

Slain NYPD Officer Randolph Holder (New York Police Department via AP, File)

Howard was also found guilty Monday on robbery and other charges, and faces life in prison without parole. Howard was on a suspected stolen bicycle when he was confronted by Holder and his partner on a pedestrian overpass in East Harlem. The 32-year-old Howard jumped from the bike, pulled out a handgun loaded with extra ammunition and opened fire. Holder was struck in the head and died.

Tyrone Howard appearing in Manhattan Criminal Court after his arrest in October 2015. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

A Manhattan jury deliberated over four days before deciding Howard knew he was firing on a police officer.

He will be sentenced April 3.