Sentencing Set for Man Who Fatally Shot NYC Police Officer

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.