Sentencing Set for Man Who Fatally Shot NYC Police Officer

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)

Sentencing is set for a man who fatally shot a New York City police officer during a foot chase in Manhattan in 2015.

Tyrone Howard is facing life in prison when he’s sentenced Monday in a Manhattan courtroom for the death of 33-year-old Officer Randolph Holder. The 32-year-old Howard was convicted last month on charges including murder, robbery and weapons possession.

Holder approached Howard as he was on a stolen bicycle on an East Harlem street in October 2015. Authorities say Howard fled on foot, then pulled out a handgun and shot Holder in the head on a footbridge over the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive.

Authorities say Howard had been involved in a gunfight with illegal substance dealers just before he was confronted by the officers.