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Accused cop killer Tyrone Howard booked on murder charges

Tyrone Howard is accused of fatally shooting NYPD Police Officer Randolph Holder in East Harlem on Tuesday night.
Bess Adler, Metro

Alleged cop killer Tyrone Howard was arraigned on first-degree murder and robbery charges on Wednesday night in Manhattan.

Howard, 30, is accused in a criminal complaint of stealing a bicycle in the area of 106th Street and the FDR promenade two minutes before he allegedly fatally shot Police Officer Randolph Holder in the head.

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Holder was a five year veteran of the NYPD and assigned to a unit that policed housing developments in East Harlem.


His wake is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the Community Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockaway. His funeral will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Greater Allen A. M.E. Cathedral of New York.Holder will be buried in Guyana, where he was born and where his father and grandfather served as police officers.

Howard is being held on no bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 27 for a possible grand jury action, according to the DA's office.

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