tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC October 21, 2015 4:30am-6:00am EDT
>> you think there's this is breaking news from channel 7 eyewitness news. we regret to inform you new york city police officer randolph holder 33 years of age badge number 13340, a five-year veteran of the new york city police department was killed in the line of duty. >> heavy hearts and unimaginable grief this morning for the city and the new york police department. five-year veteran randolph holder murdered in the line of duty, and this morning eyewitness news is live with team coverage. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. today is wednesday october 21st. we begin with that tragic breaking news. new york city police officer randolph holder is dead after being shot in the head while chasing a suspect.
at 8:30 last night officer randolph holder and his partner responded to a call of shots fired. officers arrived on the scene, they gave chase. there was an exchange of gunfire. officer holder was shot in the held. a short time later just before 9:00 fellow officers took the suspect into custody. at 10:22 p.m. officer holder was pronounced dead at cornell medical center. this morning we have live team coverage. >> mallory hoff is live outside the precinct where officer holder worked but we begin with dray clark. >> reporter: investigators are working multiple crime scenes this morning that stretch from east 102nd all the way up 124th. just behind me here that is where officer randolph holder exchanged gunfire with that suspect who's now accused of taking his life.
head and pronounced dead at harlem hospital at 10:22 last night. officers saluted the slain police officer as a small nypd procession ushered his body away from the hospital this morning. officer holder was 33 years old and a five-year veteran with the nypd assigned to psa5, a housing patrol unit. the officer and his partner responded to the sound of gunfire near 1st avenue and east 102nd street last night. one man told the officers he had just been robbed at gunpoint. the officers located a suspect at 120th street. that suspect opened fire and shot officer holder in the forehead. officer holder's partner returned fire striking the suspect in the leg multiple times. that suspect was later found and arrested near 124th street. officer holder was rushed to harlem hospital but his injuries were too severe to survive.
is the hardest thing we do, when we mourn one of our own. i've been doing it for 45 years. it doesn't get easier. >> reporter: and this was the scene earlier this morning as officer holder's body arrived at the medical examiner's office. another salute from members of the ny if d as well as the fdny. officer holder is the sixth nypd officer killed in the line of duty in the last year. back here live at the scene, the 32-year-old suspect accused of shooting officer holder will be charged after he leaves hospital. we expect sometime later on this morning or today, the three other men have also been taken into custody and they are now being questioned in connection with the investigation. we're live in east harlem this morning, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. and a long stretch of the fdr drive remains shut down due to
>> ken, we can take a live look at the fdr drive as we look at 96th street. i'll explain where the full closure is of the fdr drive. both directions between the rfk triborough bridge and 96th street. in addition to that the rfk triborough bridge to and from manhattan are closed down. you can get into the bronx. the willis avenue bridge is closed down going into the bronx as a result of this police investigation. now if you are planning on using the east side of town,s fdr drive northbound, the ramps are closed into 49th street off at 63rd street and of course up by 96th street where that closure begins on the fdr drive. your best bet is to avoid the east side altogether, take it over to the west side if you can, even west of the park.
i would avoid this entire area. i'm sure situations are going to get gridlocked as long as these closures are in place. officer holder's brothers in blue and those who knew and loved him are struggling to come to grips with this senseless killing. he comes from a long line of police heroes. mallory hoff is live in east harlem where the officer lived. mallory. >> reporter: ken, this is where the 33-year-old fallen officer worked. trying day here. if you take a look behind me you can see bunting hung over the entryway. he was a housing officer assigned to psa5. his brothers in blue now in mourning. in this video from last night you can see officers flooding harlem hospital. that's where the five-year veteran killed in the line of duty was pronounced dead at 10:22. holder was appointed in july of 2010. he was third generation law
his father and grandfather were officers in their native guyana. pda president pat lynch is urging the community to show support. >> we need your support. these police officers need your support as we are bury our brother police officer, but it can't end there. we need your support every day on every corner in every neighborhood so we can continue to carry ourselves like superheroes, so we can save you and protect you. >> reporter: and we're told when his father got the news, when his father found out son has died, he was actually seen comforting other officers in the force. this is clearly an incredible family that will never be the same. live in east harlem, mallory hoff channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. >> four officers murdered in the last 11 months. that's about as bad as it gets.
baderinwa shows us these tragic scenes are playing out par too often. >> shots fired. >> on december 20th, officer rafael ramos and officer win gin lieu were shot and killed. the gunman shot can killed himself the slain officers posthumously promoted to detective were shot amices a rise in antipolice sentiment across the u.s. following a string of killings of unarmed black men by white police officers. on may 2nd officer brian moore was shot while trying to make an arrest in queens. he died two days later, a career criminal now charged with the officer's murder. at just 25 years old officer moore was a decorated veteran credited with making scores of arrests during his brief career. >> shield number 469, new york
city police officer killed in the line of duty. >> and stay with eyewitness news and abc7ny.com for continuing updates on this breaking story. we'll also have the latest on our facebook and twitter feeds. time is 4:38. we now turn to the weather and get ready for some temperatures getting up to spring-like. >> we take a look toward midtown and that's the intersection right there at 59th street and 5th avenue, and the tallest residential building so far here at the northern hemisphere, clear to partly cloudy skies and here we look from the george washington bridge on the fort lee side where the temperatures are quite mild and warmer than normal to start the day. we're at 60 degrees. we should be at about 42 to 49 while we're way warm. it's going to be a very warm day today, more like some early september, maybe even some late june numbers. we're looking at warm air coming up from the south today. there's a front to our north
that will stay there for today and tomorrow. noontime temperature is 69. 72 by 1:00, 75 this afternoon. 13 degrees warmer than normal this time of year. heather has a look at the commute for you this morning. it's weather then heather every 7 minutes. those closures continue on the east side of manhattan. we'll show you how the fdr drive is looking a the 96th street where we have that full closure of the fdr drive. that's in both directions between 96th street and the rfk triborough bridge. 1st avenue right near 96th street. not a good idea to go into that area at this point. you may want to stick with mass transit which is running on or close to schedule. we'll talk about what's going on here as you travel on to the fdr drive. once again it's closed both ways between 96th street and the rfk triborough bridge. you can get to the bronx on the rfk triborough bridge at this point. we also have alternate side of the street parking rules in
effect for today. ken and lori over to you. thank you. it's 4:40 and we are working to gather new details on a breaking story. police have still not identified the suspect who shot and killed police officer randolph holder, and when we get that update we'll bring it to you live. >> when one door closes just bust through it. that's what one man did in a rush to catch his flight even running on to the tarmac. what are you thinking? that didn't turn out so well for him. >> and mets now just one win away from the world series. they beat the cubs again and could clinch it tonight.
it is 4:42. now to baseball, the mets number on the road to the world series is one. last night in chicago, the mets didn't even need a hit to bring home the winning run. yoenis cespedes scored in a wild pitch on the 6th inning. the mets went on to win 5-2. they are now a victory away. >> we understand just like we've won the first three games, these guys can win the next three games very easily. >> tomorrow's a must win. that's the way we're approaching it, and that's the way we're going to keep trying to play. >> and what would a mets playoff game be without a daniel murphy home run? he hit another last night to tie an mlb post season record with homers in five straight games. game 4 starts just after 8 tonight. 4:43. while the mets and the cubs
food is also stepping up to the plate wrapping up the new york chicago rivalry, batting first pizza and the two cities couldn't be further apart in taste, and that's why a restaurant in brooklyn is offering mets fans a free pizza if they're headed to chicago for any of the games. the owner of reno pizza say they don't want mets fans to be subjected to chicago's inferior deep dish pizza. batting 2nd, a mets cookie created by a bakery on manhattan's upper east side. gosser's bakery shop on 1st avenue is one of the city's oldest bakeries, and they're selling the orange and blue treats complete with a baseball. >> you know what, it's so true though. going back to the pizza thing. i mean chicago deep dish you have one bite and you're like, uh, too heavy. >> i don't think i've ever had it. >> it's the real deal. >> meteorologist bill evans now with the accuweather forecast.
>> lori you've never had deep dish pizza? >> i don't think so. >> i wouldn't waste your time. >> i like my crust really super thin. >> see, you have taste lori [ laughter ] >> deep dish is nasty. >> all right. here we go. here we go, we look down the east river. we have a quiet morning, we have a very calm temperature, calm wind, nice temperature, very comfortable this morning, 60 degrees. 46% the humidity and a southwest wind at 3. it really is a comfortable morning the barometer's steady well above 30. a really pretty morning, too. normal high is 62. we're starting out the day only a couple of degrees shy of our normal high temperature. sun's up at 7:13, sets at 6:07. it's more like mid-september the next couple of days. we're looking at a cool fall wind coming back on friday. passing shower tomorrow night into friday, and then we'll have cooler weather coming up for the weekend. might be a shower on sunday.
around north port and massapequa. hauppauge 51. 56 around bridgeport so we're looking at a win today that's mostly once again out of the southwest. going to make for a very calm, quiet day, a warm day with that wind today. a mixture of sun and clouds, breezy and warmer, high 75. tonight it's clear and comfortable, low 56 and then tomorrow we've got sunshine and patchy clouds right around 74. we've got some great weather. next couple of days. then we're looking at this front moving through tomorrow night. it makes it cooler on friday, but yet a sunny day, and then as we go into saturday, it's 58 degrees, and there might be a couple of showers with the next front on sunday. and then next week we've got some cool temperatures. look at today, 75. >> that's so nice. >> that's some june stuff out there. >> yeah. >> it's almost balmy outside. >> get throughout and enjoy it. it's going to be nice. we have absolutely real issues going on on the east side of town. let's talk about our subways first.
that's always an option if you. we do have the a trains suspended between euclid avenue and lefferts boulevard and you also have metro north with haven, long island railroad, new jersey transit doing okay. ftr drive remains closed both ways between 96th street and the triborough bridge because of the ongoing police activity. you have the rfk triborough bridge to and from manhattan, that manhattan span is closed down. you can get from queens into the bronx and from the bronx into queens and then we have the willis avenue bridge closed down from manhattan heading into the bronx. avoid this entire area until that police activity is cleared away and everything is reopened. street cleaning rules are in effect. 4:47. breaking overnight, a fire rips through a brooklyn home killing one person and injuring several others. this new video just in from the scene.
last night on hancock street in the bed-stuy neighborhood. firefighters pulled two men and two women from the burning home. one of the men, 56-year-old tyrone corley died at the hospital. no word on a cause of the fire. 4:48. a closed door means nothing to a desperate man running for a flight. when a man finds his get a closed, he ran straight for the emergency exit. the man was arrested back in august on the tarmac at denver international airport. he pleaded guilty this week. he was reportedly on his way to his 40 year high school reunion. a woman is in critical condition this morning. she got struck by an suv up in the bronx. the accident all caught on surveillance video. the video shows the moment just before impact. this happening yesterday. a group of children at the top of your screen can be seen
we're not going to show you the woman actually being hit. she was tossed on to the sidewalk. it's still not clear what caused that driver to lose control. 4:49. police are looking for another suspect who has escaped from nypd custody. gerald brooks was handcuffed behind his back when he shoved a detective and ran away yesterday in east new york. brooks has five warrants against him, and had been arrested 54 times for everything from domestic violence to marijuana. he's the fifth suspect to escape nypd custody since june. police commissioner brat ton had very harsh words for the officers involved. >> they're an embarrassment in terms of their professional skill or lack of them in once again letting a prisoner escape in this city. >> the commissioner says the officers involved will face disciplinary action. it's 4:49, a nassau county community held a vigil last
night in what it calls an evening of outrage over the shooting death of a 12-year-old girl. leaders in hempstead are not just sad but angry over the death of dejah joyner. community leaders say the gun violence has simply gotten out of control. nobody's been arrested for dejah's death. police are looking at surveillance video that shows somebody getting out of a car and firing a shot that missed its intended cart. a heartfelt reunion north and south korean families torn apart by war reuniting for the first time in decades. less than 100 south koreans, all of them in their 80s and 90s were allowed to make the trip north to see their relatives. for many it could be the last time they see each other. >> wow. >> it is 4:50, and coming up on eyewitness news this morning, major shift in mammogram
top story, an nypd officer killed in the line of duty, randolph holder a third generation police officer, 33 years old, unmarried, immigrant from guyana he was shot while chasing a gunman in east harlem. he was then rushed to harlem hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 10:30 last night. the suspect was caught five blocks from the shooting scene where he was shot in the leg and taken to cornell medical center for treatment. police have recovered a gun and as the body of officer holder was removed from harlem hospital early this morning, his fellow officers paid tribute with their tears is their salutes. and we'll bring you live team coverage at 5:00. look for updates on our facebook and twitter feeds. it's 4:54, a major honor last night for bobby get, chairman and ceo of the walt disney company.
mr. eiger was one of 12 recognized at the broadcasting and cable hall of fame awards. regis philbin and david muir were co-hosts at the event. congrats to the honorees. in this morning's health alert a dramatic shift to end breast cancer screening. the american cancer society recommending that women begin getting annual mammograms at age 45 instead of 40, and then scale back to every other year starting at age 55. the advice for women is considered to be at average risk for breast cancer. concerns about false alarms contributed to the guidelines. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> yes, and here's what's happening this morning. we have temperatures right around 50 at monticello, 56 around new city. the new temperatures coming in here around 59 degrees at 5 a.m. that's going to be your temperature in the park.
50 around newark to elizabeth, 60 around laguardia, 54 around jamaica queens with a southwest wind. it's going to be a great day. skies are going to be partly cloudy to clear much of the day today and we're going to be looking at winds today that out of the southwest will make it really warm later on this afternoon. you're taking the ferry over, it's going to be a great ride with a west wind about 16 miles per hour. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes, bob eiger got that big award, it's nice to see a former weatherman doing very well. >> i had no idea he was a former weatherman. >> yes, he was. >> look at that. you learn something new every day. >> there's hope for us all. >> let's show you how the george washington bridge is looking. now if you normally take the bridge, you're saying hey, that looks pretty good. we're going to head to our maps and i'll tell you what's going on at the bridge at this point. it's that overnight construction. outbound upper level you have two lanes closed down. you're not doing too badly as far as delays are concerned. fdr drive between 96th street
remains closed down with that ongoing police activity in harlem. we have our street cleaning rules in effect. a police pursuit in suffolk county ends with a fiery wrong- way crash killing the fleeing suspect and an innocent driver. >> we brought you this story as breaking news yesterday morning. police say the suspect was driving the wrong way on the northern state parkway in dix hills. officers had tried to pull her over for a suspected drunk driving violation. she smashed head on into a honda killing the man driving that car. we're closing in on 5:00, and we're also staying on top of breaking news in manhattan. new york city police officer randolph holder murdered in the line of duty, and we are working to get the identity of the man accused of killing him.
. this is breaking news from channel 7 eyewitness news. >> and tonight with every other officer in the nypd does when the call comes, he ran toward danger. it was the last time he will respond to that call. >> nypd officer randolph holder was shot and killed in the line of duty during a gun battle in east harlem. you can see rows of officers showing their support for officer holder and his heartbroken family outside the hospital. >> it is a dark day for the entire city and especially the police department. this is a live look at the precinct where officer holder served. he was a member of the nypd for five years. >> officer randolph holder is the fourth new york city police officer murdered in new york city in the last eleven months.
he's a five-year veteran of the nypd. he was not married. >> this is what we know so far. at 8:30 last night officer randolph holder and his partners assigned to housing bureau psa5 responded to a call of shots fired. officers arrived at the scene and gave chase. there was an exchange of gunfire between a male suspect and two officers. officer holder was shot in the head. and a short time later just before 9:00 the law officers took the suspect into custody. at 10:22 p.m. officer holder was pronounced dead at cornell medical center. we have two reports on officer holder and the investigation. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is at the precinct where he worked. we begin with dray clark live at the scene. >> reporter: just down the block behind me here on east 120th street is where officer randolph holder and his partner had that deadly encounter with the suspect. overnight police recovered several shell casings as well
as a loaded magazine from a semiautomatic handgun. that was found in the harlem river. all of this happening as the department mourns the loss of a world regarded and respected officer. >> the nypd is a department in mourning, one of their own ushered away from harlem hospital in a slow procession. 33-year-old police officer randolph holder a five-ier veteran was shot in the head tuesday night in east harlem, pronounced dead at 10:22 p.m., making him the sixth officer dying in the line of duty in the last career. >> four police officers murdered in eleven months. thunderstorm about that's about as bad as it gets. six in the line of duty but four murdered in the line of duty. >> holder was one of the officers responding to a report of gunfire near 1st avenue and east 102nd street. a victim at the scene told
officers his bicycle had been stolen at gunpoint. holder and other officers then located a man riding a bicycle at east 120th street and the fdr on a pedestrian overpass. there was an exchange of gunfire, and officer holder was struck in the head. the suspect was later found at 124th street with gunshot wounds to his leg. >> tonight did what every other officer in the nypd does, when the call comes he ran toward danger. it was the last time he will respond to that call. >> we're mourning a man who gave his life as a guardian for all of us, and we're humbled by officer example. >> as officer holder's body arrived at the medical examiner's office, another salute, not just from the nypd but also from the fdny. when heroes fall, everyone hurts, especially when they're
killed living up to their oath to protect and serve. >> reporter: police believe the initial gunfire that officer holder and his partner heard was the result of a gang shooting because shell casings from three different weapons were found in the area of east 102nd street where the initial gunfire was heard. also three other men were taken into custody, and they are now being questioned in connection to the shooting investigation. we're live in east harlem, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. >> from the scene to the precinct where the officer served, we continue our coverage with eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff. mallory. >> reporter: ken, holder was just 33 years old. this will be felt throughout the community, but especially right here where he came to work. if you take a look, you can see there is now bunting over the entryway here. he was a housing officer assigned to psa5.
this is a photo of officer randolph holder. he was appointed in july 2010, he was third generation law enforcement in his family. his father and grandfather were officers for guyana. in this video from last night, you can see officers flooding harlem hospital. that's where the five-year veteran was pronounced dead at 10:22. pat lynch is urging the community to show support. >> new york city police officers every day go out and carry themselves like superheroes on the streets, but the reality is when we're attacked we bleed. when we bleed, we die and when we die we cry. >> now a mother and father will bury their son, a man who died trying to make new york a safer place. live in east harlem, mallory hoff channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. and the shooting investigation is having a huge impact on the morning commute. >> let's get an update now heather o'rourke. we're going to take a look at a couple of webcams.
there are a lot of closures on the east side of manhattan. 1st avenue is open at 96th street. but if i were you i would avoid the area if you can, especially if you're going by car. now here is the fdr drive right at 96th street. you can see that police activity with the closure. we'll head to our mapsful i'll tell you what is closed fdr drive is closed both ways between 96th street and the rfk triborough bridge. we have the rfk triborough bridge ramps to and from manhattan closed down. you can access the bronx by the rfk triborough bridge. the willis avenue bridge is closed from manhattan going over into the bronx. you also have the following fdr drive ramps closed northbound to 49th street to 63rd street and of course to 96th street. now as far as the george washington bridge is concerned, we do have that lower level that continues to be closed down. the outbound lower level you have at least two lanes closed down. that should be cleared shortly. if you are coming across the bridge you want to head down to the west sided in of the east side.
our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. thank you. and stay with eyewitness news for updates on the investigation into the deadly officer shooting. we have set up a slide show from the scene at abc7ny. and we will continue to follow developments throughout the morning and the day for complete coverage right here on eyewitness news, facebook, and twitter. on to the weather front, if you happened to like the warm weather yesterday, you will love it today. meteorologist bill evans joins us now with the accuweather forecast. >> we're looking at temperatures starting out close to our normal high for this time of the year. we're looking from our camera here at 4 times square looking south. today we're starting with a temperature at 60 degrees. we're at 59 right now, and we're looking at clear skies to partly cloudy. up to the north there's this front to our west another front, all that kind of slides eastward, but it doesn't get here until we get to tomorrow night. very mild weather today, 72 by 1:00, 75 this
degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. all right, kids getting to the bus stop. later on after school, sunny and 75. we'll talk more about the rest of the week's weather,ed weekend coming up in your accuweather seven-day forecast. kim, lori back to you guys. thank you. and breaking overnight, one person was killed and several others were injured in an overnight fire in brooklyn. this happened late last night on hancock street in the bed- stuy neighborhood. firefighters pulled two men and two women from the burning home. one of the men, 56-year-old tyrone corley died at the hospital. the other victims remain in stable condition after receiving treatment for smoke inhalation. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >> the nypd honoring their fallen brother killed in the line of duty. this is the precinct where the
more now on our top story, the killing of nypd officer randolph holder. holder is the fourth city police officer murdered in the line of duty since last december. he was shot at the end of a 20 block pursuit in east harlem. he was rushed to harlem hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 10:30 last night. the suspect was caught five blocks from the shooting scene. he had been wounded in the leg and was taken to weill cornell medical center. police have recovered a gun and as the body of officer holder was brought to the medical examiner's office this morning his fellow officers and a number of firefighters were gathered outside to pay tribute. we have a look at the scene outside psa5 where holder was assigned. bunting is going up there as a
and we're going to switch gears now. by this time tomorrow, the mets could be in the world series. their road to the fall classic is almost complete after knocking off the chicago cubs in game 3 of the championship series. eyewitness news reporter and sports anchor rob powers reports. >> one win away from a trip to the world series. it's been a classic run at the fall classic for the mets and now they're just one step away. one win away from sweeping the nlcs and moving on. 3 down, 1 to go. the mets were in hostile territory but came on strong again, yoenis cespedes hits with unto the gap. the mets are in front. the cubs would even things up. in the 3rd inning, that's daniel murphy, how about a home run that ties the major league record. the guy's unreal, only hit 14 homers in the regular season.
degrom goes 7 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs. never fear, cespedes and wright looked good last night. here they are 7th inning, another hit, another run. there's the final out, strikeout, and the work for last night was done. mets win it 5-2. up in the series 3-0 they go. one more win and it's on to the world series. >> being up 3 and 0 were very fortunate because the cubs, you know they played great, they're playing great. we've got to come out tomorrow and steven max has got to give us a game. >> you can't look past tomorrow. continue to put your foot on the gas and play good baseball. >> laura behnke is in chicago. we'll have reports from the site later on today. the mets one win away from the world series. channel 7 is your station for the mets road to the world series. you want to stay with us for complete coverage. also we're going to keep asking you to keep showing us your
pictures using the hashtag abc7ny. >> i love the promos we have with mr. met and our abc7 guy. love that. it's so fun. it's nice to be in this situation. >> it is. >> 5:14 and nice to be in this situation with meteorologist bill evans and a nice warm accuweather forecast. >> by the time they -- you know, once they get finished with the cubs which will be tonight, they get back to us here in the city, that's going to be close to halloween and it looks like the weather's going to be very mild then, maybe temperatures in the 70s still. this morning we're looking at a beautiful morning. temperatures right around 59 to 60 degrees, dry humidity. a wind out of the southwest, and then pressure has been rising, so normal is 62. we're at 59. we might drop another degree before sunrise, which is just after 7:00. and then the sunrise at 7:13 and sets around 6:07. we're looking at a gorgeous day, more like a mid-september, early september day, next two days with temperatures in the mid-70s. we're looking at a cool fall day on friday as the front moves through on thursday night.
nice day on saturday, passing shower on sunday. 49 in brick, 50 around long branch. we're looking at 50 in monticello, 55 around poughkeepsie. these numbers are way warm for this hour of the day on the heels of a south to a southwest wind. there's a front to our north. there's a front off to our west and all of this stays away for two more days and then starts to sweep into the area thursday night. so you'll see on our futurecast, here comes that front. it's hardly noticeable as we go into tomorrow in the afternoon and tomorrow night. you see there might be a sprinkle with this, but not much. just the cooler air pours in thursday night. after school today, kiddos, we're looking at 73 degrees, sunshine, patchy clouds, pleasantly warm. a beautiful day, 75 degrees. tomorrow we're looking at 74, and then here comes the front we're talking about with the cooler air for the weekend, and a reinforcing shot of that cooler air as we go into saturday and sunday. it's not harsh cold.
i mean when you're at 74, 75 and you're 13 degrees warmer than normal, you know, the normal numbers are going to feel cool. tonight in chicago at wrigley field, 8:00 temperatures 74 at game time with a southwest wind. a mixture of sun and clouds and breezy and warmer today. 75. clear and comfortable tonight. we're at 56. tomorrow we've got patchy clouds, pleasantly warm, we're at 74. front moves through tomorrow night, and we've got cooler sunshine on friday. the high is around 60, and then on saturday we're looking at 58 with a low of 50, and then sunday there's a shot at a shower and 66 degrees. so next week we could be looking at a world series game in town next week. >> ooh. >> yeah. >> that's very exciting. >> there's just nothing like the fall classic. >> it's going to be great. >> very exciting. >> unfortunately some issues on the roadways. >> that is rite, but we do have our subway service running on or close to schedule.
if you normally take the subway, the 4, 5, and 6 trains up through east harlem, subway service is running on or close to schedule. if you use the buses you may experience delays and divisionings. new jersey transit on or close. fdr drive remains closed. that is because of the ongoing police activity. the rfk triborough bridge, you can get from queens getting into bronx and vice versa. if you are willis avenue bridge you cannot go from manhattan into the bronx. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. thank you. it's 5:17. and still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, branching out to improve the quality of life for new yorkers. major milestone today in a project six years in the making. >> plus a new report suggesting
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happening today, beautification milestone is bringing together mayor de blasio and former mayor bloomberg for a rare appearance. for a moment the two will bury the hatchet and pick up shovels to plant the city's 1 millionth tree in the bronx. the million trees nyc project sprouted from an idea to improve quality of life by adding 20% more trees to the city.
mayor de blasio has vowed to build upon bloomberg's environmental record. new this morning, an oscar may be especially rock solid this year. variety magazine reports chris rock is in serious talks to host the 88th academy awards with an official announcement expected soon, the comedian posted the os -- hosted the oscars in 2005 and received good reviews from critics despite ruffling a few feathers. the red carpet rolls out at the dolby theatre in hollywood february 28th. it's 5:21. you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> let's take a look at some temperatures, shall we? we start out 50 around monticello, 59 around the park. 50 at newark to around elizabeth, and we're looking at a nice little southwest wind here at about 5, 8 miles per hour. humidities are dry. we're looking at a pretty good morning here. we're looking at what's going
to be a very nice warm day. 69 by noontime, 75 later on this afternoon. it's weather then heather every 7 minutes. >> we still have those closures along the east side of manhattan. let's take a look at a webcam and i'll show you the fdr drive. you can see all that police activity. this is traffic on the right side of your screen would be traffic going southbound. obviously the northbound side, this is where everybody is diverted off the fdr drive at 96th street. let's go over to our maps and tell you what's happening here. you have the fdr drive closed down both ways between 96th street and the rfk triborough bridge. the fdr drive ramps closed 249th street to 63rd street. at 96th street that's where you are diverted off the fdr drive. the rfk triborough bridge ramps to ask from manhattan, you have the willis avenue bridge closed from manhattan over into the bronx. subway service is running on or close to schedule, 4, 5, and 6 trains running through east harlem at this point, but the buses you can expect some delays and diversions.
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5:26. right now the search is on for the gunman in a road rage incident that killed a 4-year- old girl. the shooting happened in albuquerque new mexico as the girl rode in the backseat of a car with her parents. her father told police another driver opened fire hitting the child in the head. investigators not yet releasing any information about a possible suspect. >> we're getting some very conflicting information from witnesses, and that conflicting information includes the color of the vehicle that was involved, whether it had two doors or four doors. >> police do not believe the family knew of the shooter. >> 5:26. congressman paul ryan is changing his mind now saying that he is willing to serve as house speaker. ryan told republicans late last night that he would run if he
can get the endorsement of the major caucuses. he laid out a number of conditions under which he would serve, all of them aimed at stopping the constant leadership challenges and crises plaguing the party. >> what i told members is if you can agree to these requests and if i can truly be a unifying figure, thenly gladly serve. >> ryan had at first been adamant about not seeking the post saying he preferred to stay on as chairman of the powerful house ways and means committee. on the money this morning, asian stocks are mostly higher. >> japan's nikkei average gained nearly 2%. hong kong's hang seng is closed. the dow starts 13 points down at 17217. nasdaq and s&p 500 begin lower as well. right now futures are pointing to a higher open. 5:27. coming up in our next half hour, they run toward danger while others run away. another devastating loss for
the men and women in one of their own is killed in the line of duty. remembering officer randolph holder coming up. >> and meteorologist bill evans returns with the exclusive look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious. milk, fruit, cultures. mmmm, yoplait. don't be envious, be envied revlon colorstay gel envy in just two steps, i get what i want. salon-quality base and color then diamond top coat for extraordinary shine and life-resistant wear. in 38 easy-to-remove shades revlon. love is on. working on my feet all day gave me pain here. in my knees.
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precinct where officer holder served. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. officer randolph holder is the fourth new york city police officer murdered in the last eleven months. >> officer holder was 33 years old, and was a five-year veteran of the new york city police department. he was not married. >> now this is what we know so far. at 8:30 last night, officer randolph holder and his partners assigned to housing bureau psa5 responded to a cull of shots -- call of shots fired. officers arrived on the scene and gave chase. there was an exchange of gunfire between a male suspect and two officers. officer holder was shot in the head. a short time later just before 9:00 fellow officers took the suspect into custody. at 10:22 p.m., officer holder was pronounced dead at cornell medical center. >> we have two reports on officer holder. mallory hoff is in east harlem but we begin with dray clark
there is still a large police presence in this east harlem neighborhood, but the main focal point for detectives and investigators is just down the block behind me here on east 120th street. just in that area, this is where officer holder had that exchange of gunfire with that suspect who's now accused of taking his life. officer holder was shot in the head and pronounced dead at harlem hospital at 10:22 last night. officers saluted the slain officer as procession ushered his body away from the hospital earlier this morning. officer holder was 33 years old and a five-year veteran with the nypd assigned to psa5 a housing patrol unit. officer holder and his partner responded to gunfire at 1st avenue. one man told the officers he had been robbed at gunpoint. the officers then located the suspect at 120th street.
hitting officer holder in the forehead. holder's partner returned fire striking the suspect in the leg, and that suspect was later found near 124th street. officer holder was rushed to harlem hospital, but his injury was too severe to survive. mayor de blasio praised the officer for his bravery. >> we honor the memory of officer holder, a man who in the words of abraham lincoln gave the last full measure of his devotion on behalf of the city he loved. >> reporter: and this was also the scene earlier this morning as officer holder's body arrived at the medical examiner's office. a number of officers stood in salute as well as members of the ndny. officer holder is the sixth nypd officer killed in the line of duty in the last year, but police commissioner bratton
officer murdered in the line of duty within the last year here in new york. now the 32-year-old suspect accused of shooting and killing officer holder will be charged later on today. we expect, and three other men have been taken into custody and they are also being questioned in relation to the investigation. we're live in east harlem, dray clark channel 7 eyewitness news. 5:33. the shooting investigation is having a huge impact on our morning commute. >> let's get an update from heather o'rourke. >> we have a lot of closures along the east side of manhattan. the fdr drive is completely closed down both ways between 96th street and the rfk triborough bridge. the fdr drive ramps are closed north to 49th street and, again, that ramp to 63rd street. the rfk triborough bridge ramps to and from manhattan are shut down, and the willis avenue bridge is closed from manhattan heading over into the bronx. in addition to those closures
we do have our regular accidents that we deal with in the morning and on the tractor- trailers. near lefferts boulevard that one wandered on to the roadway. subway service is running on or close to schedule. long island railroad, metro north, path trains not doing too badly. and our street cleaning rules are in effect. at 5:34, officer randolph had been an nypd officer for five years. he was serving our community in the housing bureau psa5 when he was shot and killed last night. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff continues our coverage life from east harlem. >> reporter: ken, this will be trying for an entire community no doubt, but it will hit especially hard for the officers who worked here, the officers who came to work here aside officer holder every day. as you can see now, bunting hung over the doorway, 33-year-
housing officer assigned to psa5. his brothers in blue now in mourning. this is video from last nights. you can see officers flooding harlem hospital. this is where the five-year veteran killed in the line of duty was pronounced dead at 10:22. holders anointed in july of 2010. he was a third generation law enforcement in his family. his father and grandfather were officers in their native guyana. pba president pat lynch is urging the community to show support. >> we need your support. these police officers need your support as we bury our brother police officer, but it can't end there. we need your support every day organ every corner in every neighborhood so we can continue to carry ourselves like superheroes so we can save you and protect you. >> reporter: when officer holder's father learned of his son's death that his son had in fact died in the line of duty, he was actually seen comforting other officers, other officers
who worked along side his son. this is clearly an incredible family, and snow a mother and father will bury their 33-year- old son. we are live in east harlem, mallory hoff channel 7 eyewitness news. >> stay with eyewitness news for updates on the investigation into this deadly shooting of the officer. we have set up a slide show from the scene at abc7ny. we will continue to follow developments throughout the morning and throughout the day with complete coverage right here on eyewitness news and on our facebook and twitter pages. 5:36. and the warmer weather conditions we experienced yesterday will continue for a second day. bill evans joining us now with the accuweather forecast. >> you're right, lori and even warmer today. we're looking at clear skies from our camera here at 4 time square all the way down to 1 world trade. you can see the south verrazano bridge. a pretty day, the winds are southwest. that keeps it warm today, warmer than yesterday.
all that's going to hang back today and tomorrow. eventually it gets to us but not for a couple of days. a noontime temperature of 69 degrees, 75 this afternoon. that's 13 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. we're looking at some great weather kiddos at the bus stop. you need a jacket or sweater but then we're going to be looking at great weather for after school getting outside, all that good stuff. we'll talk about the weekend coming up in your accuweather forecast. >> let's shift gears now and talk about our mets. this team is certainly something special. they are now just, get it, one win away from the world series. the improbable october run continued in game 3 of the nlcs last night in chicago. the new yorkers didn't even need a hit to score the eventual game winning run. they came home on a wild pitch after a strikeout. the 5-2 win gives them a 3-zip lead in the series, and we are hoping they break out the
brooms and go for the sweep. game 4 at 8 tonight. mets fans who made the trip or those who live in the windy city had a blast last might. as for those cubs fans, glum would be description as they watched their team fall into a 3-0 hole. the mets fans are giddy but some have a little sympathy for chicago supporters have i want to console them a bit, but you know, at heart i'm a new yorker so go met. >> we don't need a sweep but we'll take it, and we're going home and we're going to the world series baby. >> i think he's a true new yorker. >> yes. >> something to make cubs fans a little more glum. 34 teams have been in an 0-3 hole in baseball. 33 of them have lost as yankees fans have tried to forget the only team to win was the 2004 red sox. we would love to see how you're supporting the amazins. here's a look at the hundreds
we want you to share your pictures with us. just use the hashtag abc7ny. sports reporter laura behnke and anthony johnson will be in chicago for tonight's game. you can see their reports this afternoon on eyewitness news. it is 5:39. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, today the nypd mourning one of its own, the fourth officer murdered in the
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da if you're just joining us, our top story is the kill of an nypd officer randolph holder. holder is the fourth city police officer shot and killed in the line of doubt since last december. there was an emotional turnout by fellow officers and firefighters this morning as officer holder's body was brought to the city medical examiner's office. holder was shot in east harlem
last night at 120th street and fdr drive. he died a short time later at harlem hospital. his suspected killer was wounded in the leg and is now waiting to be charged. this is the scene right now outside of psa5 where holder was assigned. bunting is going up there as the city mourns the latest killing of a police officer. 5:42. new details now on the murder of a man whose body was found burning in manorville long island last week. police in suffolk county just telling us they have arrested a second suspect in the case. 18-year-old now faces a second degree murder charge along with brian meija who police arrested over the weekend. investigators have identified the victim as 36-year-old herman guzman. a man hunt is underway for another suspect who escaped from nypd custody, gerald brooks was handcuffed behind his back when he shoved a detective and ran away yesterday morning in east new york.
against him and had been arrested 54 times for everything from domestic violence to marijuana possession. he is the fifth suspect to escape nypd custody since june. police commissioner bratton says the officers involved will face disciplinary action. 5:43. new this morning, a joyful reunion in manhattan for an ebola patient and the doctors and nurses who had cared for him. this photo showing dr. craig spencer with the staff at bellevue hospital. dr. spencer was the only confirmed ebola patient in the city during last year's scare. he underwent 19 days of treatment for the virus. it is 5:43. let's check in with meteorologist bill evans. >> let's take a look at the chrysler building and over towards the east river. we're looking at gorgeous weather this morning. a quiet day. a quiet start to your day. what do you think heather? >> yeah, pretty quiet. she agrees with me, i tell her
>> whatever you want to think. >> we're looking at a beautiful morning from our camera in brooklyn. 59 degrees, the humidity is dry. the wind is southwest. the pressure is rising. all this points to a great day. normal high is 62. a beautiful sunrise coming up at 7:13. it sets at 6:07 today, and that too will be very nice. a couple of mid-september days. either way it feels the same. it's very warm for this time of the year. a cool comeback thursday night into friday and a passing shower is possible on sunday. we're looking at 55 to start the day around kingston and poughkeepsie, 52 around newburgh, 50 carmel, 56 around bridgeport, 49 around islip. the wind of the northwest here to a southwest wind. everything stays dry. it all stays calm. we're looking at this front to the north, and that will stay to the north. we're looking at this front to the west, and that will stay to the west today and tomorrow. it all comes crashing in as we
after school today, 73 kids, sunshine, patchy clouds. 75 today, 13 degrees warmer here's that front. it kind of sits right there. we're at 74 tomorrow. this front is what will push it all out to sea. that will come in thursday night into friday. in chicago tonight, 8:00, 74 is the temperature. that in chicago is 14 degrees warmer than normal at game time at 8:00 with a southwest wind, and as we were talking about, you saw in the video, there were a couple of showers. no shower threat tonight. we've got a mixture of sun and clouds today. breezy, warmer we're at 75. tonight it's clear and comfortable and we're at 56. sunshine and patchy clouds. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast. cooler sunshine on friday. we're at 60. that's closer to normal. that's going to feel cool because our normal high is 62, and and then we're into the 50s
next week, which is normal for this time of the year. >> nice. >> mm-hmm. >> going to be great weather for it too. and i'll explain, you know, in our next weather forecast why it will be very mild for the world series coming up. >> why? >> okay. >> because guy is a mets fan. that's why. >> you gave away my stuff. [ laughter ] >> that can't be the answer. probably is the answer. >> that's the real answer. [ laughter ] >> i got some science i was going to throw in there. >> yeah, exactly. >> let's go over to a webcam. i want to show you the belt parkway near the van wyck expressway. traffic is moving okay at this point, but i did get a tweet earlier. we'll head to our maps, rick synteny a tweet saying major traffic on the belt westbound near exit 17. you're right. this was because of an earlier unauthorized tractor-trailer westbound near lefferts
closures on the east side of town. fdr drive is closed both ways between 96th street and the rfk triborough bridge with ongoing police activity. fdr drive ramps are closed north at 49th and 63rd. subways are running up through east harlem. ken over to you. thank you. at 5:47. a nassau county community held what it calls an evening of outrage over the shooting death of a 12-year-old girl. leaders in hempstead say they are just not sad but also angry over the death of dejah joyner. she was shot in the head on friday by a stray bullet that pierced a front window of her home. community leaders say the gun violence has simply gotten out of control. no arrests have been made in this case. 5:47. there are mixed emotions over the dramatic shift in advice over breast cancer screening. the american cancer society now recommending that women begin getting annual mammograms at age 45 instead of 40, and then
the advice is for women considered to be at average risk for breast cancer. concerns about false alarms contributed to the new guidelines. more than 2,000 or 200,000 women in the u.s. are diagnosed each year with breast cancer and about 40,000 die from the disease. it is 5:48. a major honor last night for bob iger, the chairman and ceo of the walt disney company. mr. iger was one of 12 broadcast industry leaders recognized in the broadcasting and cable hall of fame awards at the waldorf astoria, and regis philbin and anchor david muir were co-hosting the event. congratulations to all the honorees. 5:48. and we're following breaking news in manhattan. a new york city police officer murdered in the line of duty, and we are working to get the identity of the gunman. >> up next, a look back at the other officers killed in the
tri-state ford dealers thank you for helping protect our children. 5:51. we're following developments in the murder of nypd officer randolph holder. he is the fourth city police officer murdered in the line of duty since last december. he was shot at the end of a 20 block pursuit in east harlem. >> this is the scene outside psa5 where holder was assigned. bunting is going up there as a sign of mourning. >> as eyewitness news anchor sade baderinwa shows us, these tragic scenes are playing out far too often. >> shots fired. >> on december 20th, officer rafael ramos and officer
killed while sitting in their patrol car outside a housing project in bed-stuy. the gunman then shot and killed himself. the slain officers both posthumously promoted to detective were shot amid a rise in antipolice sentiment across the u.s. following a string of killings of unarmed black men by white police officers. on may 2nd, officer brian moore was shot while trying to make an arrest in queens. he died two days later. a career criminal now charged with the officer's murder. at just 25 years old officer moore was a decorated veteran credited with making scores of arrests during his brief career. >> shield number 469, new york city police officer in the city killed in the line of duty. >> and stay with eyewitness news on the air and online for updates on the killing of officer holder. we're also posting any updates
you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. 5:55. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill evans and today we're looking at a gorgeous day. by the time we get to 11:00 it's 65; 72 to 75 later on this afternoon. temperatures 13 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. we'll talk about the weekend coming up because after all, heather, it's wednesday. >> yes. and we look forward to the weekend starting last saturday. >> i was going to say, i'm late on that for you. how's the traffic this morning.
we're going to talk about mass transit. it looks like our subway system is running on or close to schedule. this includes the 4, 5, and 6 trains which are running through east harlem despite the closures that we have. metro north new haven line you have track work. long island railroad new jersey transit on or close to schedule. closures continue fdr drive between 96th street and the rfk triborough bridge because of ongoing police activity. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. 5:56. a frightening moment on an airport tarmac as a man tries to catch his flight at the very last minute. take a look at the surveillance cameras catching mark raybar making a dash for this plane at denver international airport. this happened in august. prosecutors say he pushed through an emergency exit, tried to stop the plane, stop plane as it backed away from the gate. not supposed to do that. mr. raymar was trying to make it to his high school reunion in ohio. that's the way they roll in ohio. he faces two years of
probation,. closing in on 6:00 and we're also updating breaking news in upper manhattan. nypd officer shot and killed the line of duty. the fourth city cop gunned down this past year. >> and right now lanes are still closed down on the fdr drive while police continue their investigation into this tragic shooting and the suspects now in custody.