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it's a scene all too familiar for the nypd, a fellow officer nned down on the job. >> it has happened three other times in the last 11 months. randolph hold aerofive-year veteran of the nypd. the governor and mayor have ordered flags be flown at half-staff half-staff. >> our law enforcement says this is our suspect, tyrone howard, a man with a long criminal record. he is now out of the hospital and at the 25th precinct station house. >> the shooting happened during a long foot chase that started on 102nd street and ended in a gun battle a 120th street by the fdr drive, part of which is lstill shut at this hour. >> we are working all angles of the story. dto the officer and his family to the suspect. we want to begin with tracie strahan in east harlem. >> reporter: they called the officer's death numbing. over the past 12 hours news 4 has learned more about the alleged gunman identified as
tyrone howard,omaey say he's been arrested about 18 times mostly for drug offenses but certainly never for anything like this. we went into an apartment building facing the fdr for a closer look at the activity on the foot bridge where officer randolph holder's life was cut short in a wild shoot-out. >> i'm watching tv, and next thing i was in a tv movie. >> reporter: the chaotic scene started around 8:30 tuesday knit when holder and fellow officers from the anti-crime and housing division responded to a call of shots fired steaming from a gang fight at 102nd and 1st avenue. after witnesses reported seeing four men flee that scene and run to the fdr heading northbound a report of a man who says his bike was stolen at gunpoint at 106th street came in. >> there was an exchange of gunfire between the male suspect and the two officers. during this exchange, officer holder was struck in the head.
are so many, it can't be gunshots gunshots. it turned out it was. all hell broke loose. it was pretty crazy. >> reporter: officer holder was rushed to harlem hospital where he later died. the alleged gunman identified as 31-year-old tyrone howard of harlem was shot twice but didn't stop until officers finally nabbed him near 124th street as the search continues along the fdi for the murder weapon. residents are focusing on the violence that claimed the officer's life. >> i feel very bad for that officer's family, what they have to go through, and i'm keeping them in my prayers. >> reporter: ow we've learned that witnesses told police that they claim they saw howard throw something into the river dureng those chaotic moments and they're confident they will find that murder weapon because it's shallow right at the edge of the river. they're continuing to comb it now and the fdr will be shut down indefinitely in the area.
he comes from a family of police officers. today his father spoke about the tragedy for the very first time. news 4's greg is in far rockaway queens with what he had to say. greg? >> reporter: shiba, officer holder's family is described as a rge one known to many here and that's why today his loss is being felt across the community. th,e officer's former girlfriend, a young woman who has known him since high school in their native guyana, was simply unable to held back her grief any longer. >> why? why? >> reporter: officer holde is a third generation police officer follow sing in the footsteps of his gra father and father who served in guyana. his dad says his son had taken the detective's exam and was about to move up.
the 33-year-old officer was set to close on a home in nearby valley stream. his familyrsays he loved music, serving as deejay at family parties. his dad and importantlier girlfriend both said they communicated with him yesterday before the shooting, and that's why today his death is hard for them to comprehend. >> a loving citizen, i'm very proud to be a member of the police force. >> we chatted last n bht back and forth and then i fell asleep. this morning 4:00 a.m. when i saw the news, i was like, hold up. wh i continued and i said, no, not holder. not randolph. when i saw the picture, i was emotional. i was weak. and then when i heard of his death, i couldn't come to grips. >> reporter: we're back live outside the officer's home where the nypd is offering support to the family. eofficer holder's former girlfriend told me he came here
better education and to serve the community. and today she kept asking the question on everyone's lips, why, why, why? when his father was asked what should be done to the man who shot his son, he said simply, he should be put to death. we're in far rockaway today. greg cergol, new york. strangers as well feeling this pain today. many people have been stopping by the police precinct station house where officer holder was assigned to leave flowers and other memorial tributes. katherine craig joins us live with this sad reaction. >> reporter: and, david, they are sad. we've seen people weeping here and they're gathe ring over there trying to light the candles you se e there. also, they're trying to find the words to describe their grief. >> they took an oath to protect and serve our community, and they do a very good job at it. >> you get really emotional because they're just people.
and tears welled up in their eyes. many from all around police harlem stopped by police area 5, the nypd station house officer holder worked out of. they left flowers, lit candles, brought food and coffee, and gave their condolences to those who work closely with officer holder. >> they have families, they're loved. they want to go home. >> reporter: officer holder was only 33 years old, a five-year veteran. he joined the force in july of 2010. he's a third generation policeman. his father and grandfather were police officers in guyana. he's the fourth nypd officer killed in less than one year in the line of duty. those at the police station who worked with officer holder day in and day out fixed the bunting hanging above the doorway, a flag on top of the building flew at half-staff. they're angry about the dangers officers face. >> i stayed two blocks from harlem hospital. i stayed out there and they
kept -- once he passed away you could see it was a real bad spirit here in harlem. >> my son wants to become an officer. they give a good impression on some of these kids. not everybody hates cops, you know. when i was coming up, we respected cops and they respected us, and we wanted to be one of them. they were our superheroes and they still are. >> reporter: and we've seen firefighters, paramedics, various members of different units of the nypd and some of the people you see here now. they actually are community activists. they were in tracie strahan's story gathering there at the site of the shooting. and later this afternoon we should expect to see commissioner bratton offering his condolences here at psa-5 later on. back to you. >> katherine, thank you. speak ing ing at hunter college this morning governor cuomo expressed his condolences for officer holder's killing. >> it's just another episode of what has become all too familiar
life needlessly by gun violence that is just out of control in this city. >> the governor asked those attending that event to pause for a moment of silence and pray for officer holder's family. >> we are also learning much more about the suspect, a career criminal with a long rap sheet. you >> heard tracie strahan mention that briefly in her piece. jonathan dienst is in the newsroom working up new details for us. what are your sources telling you? >> the suspect dentified as tyrone howard, 30 years old, a man with a long criminal past. law enforcement source s s tell us this is a photo from one of his many past arrests. he's been in and out of jail more than a dozen times. police say he allegedly robbed a biker at gunpoint after a gang dispute and 911 calls alerted police to the holdup.iaofficers say the suspect opened fire shooting and killing officer holder.
a fake i.d. lead ing ing to some delay in police officially identifying the suspect. 30-year-old howard has 18 prior arrests here in new york. most are for drug dealing. he has spent time in prison at least 12 times and we're told his career as a criminal may have started with drug dealing when he was just 12 and may have also been involved in a gun-related robbery at age 14. we are still w king on those juvenile details. currently he has three arrest warrants out on him, one for an alleged assault. police sources telling us he may be licked to a recent shooting in east harlem just last month. he also has a prior public lewdness record, but that arrest was seemingly more serious. he was arrested for allegedly following a woman into an elevator with his pants down, but she managed to fight him off and screamed for help leading to that arrest in 2012. his last arrest we found is october 2014 when, again, he was in jail for four months on drug charges.
get the gun? and did three others now being questioned play any role in the in itial bike theft that led to the later shooting death of that ofnficer? in the newsroom, i'm jonathan dienst, back to you. >> jonathan, thank you. as we pointed out the city has confronted this sadness several times within the last year. officer holder the fourth new york city police officer killed in the line of duty. in may brian moore was shot. he died at the hospital two days later. last december a gunman approached raphael ramos and lu as they were ambushed, shooting them in the head. we expect a press conference in about half an hour and we will bring that td you live. as this story progresses thr?roughout the day, we are working on the details and investigation into the suspect. you can get updates anytime at nbcnewyork.com and the news for new york app.
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we're following some breaking transit news right now. mechanical issue on the subway is causing problems on the e and m lines. paomssengers got stuck on a manhattan-bound e train at the lexington avenue and 53rd street station around 9:40 this morning. they hd.ave since been moved on to another train downtown "e" and "m" trains running on the "f" line. you could experience some delays until service is back up a d running. the mets, oh, the amazing mets, are one win away from a trip to the world series for the first time in 15 years. >> this is a morning the city
could use a boost in spirits. last'tight in chicago for game ree of the nlcs, murphy did it begin. t a solo shot in the top of the third inning. he's now tied in all-time major lead records with home runs in five consecutive playoff games. the mets win it 5-2. >> our motto kind of right now is tomorrow is a must-win. that's the way we're approaching it and that's the way we're going to keep trying to play. >> being up 3-0, we're very, very fortunate because the cubs played great. they're playing great and we've got -- we can't worry about it. we have to come out tomorrow and the pitcher has to give us a game. >> they have a chance to sweep the cubs at wrigley field. game four is tonight at 8:00. our hover boards don't exactly go airborne and there's no flying cars yet but today is "back to the future" day. >> you'd better back up. we don't have enough road.
roads. >> we don't need roads, but we do today. it is october 21, 2015. it marks the day that marty mcfly and doc brown arrived in the future in the '80s film "back to the future 2." the trilogy is being shown nationwide today and some of the cast members spoke to the "today" show whether the film's predictions for the year 2015 actually came true. >> drones everywhere, flying cars? >> no. >> they could exist. people just don't -- i don't think they want to do it. >> one prediction that "back to the future 2" got right was marty mcfly would have a receding hairline. >> and it worked? >> it has happened. >> yeah, all right. may be right about marty's hairline. however, the prediction that the cubs would go on to win the 2015 world series, we're not really dealing with that one. we're not even talking about that one. >> seriously, the mets are three up.
in today's money report toyota is going back to the future and ferrari is going public. >> bill griffith joins us from cnbc's global headquarters. >> i know we're waiting for the vice president's statement. i'll be happy to step aside when that happens. meantime, let me tell you on what's happening on wall street. the market is really taking it in stride. a quiet day for the major averages as it has been recently. we're waiting for americ express and ebay to report tonight the dow up 78 points right now. one of the best performing stocks on the street today, though, is ferrari. the high-performance company came public this morning with $900 million worth of stock. it's up about 8% right now. ferrari is a rare bright light right now in what has been a pretty dreary time for new tock offerings, credit card company first data fell on its first day of trading last week and grocery store albertson's actually canceled its offering. ferrari is a special situation
for many investors. this is as close as it will go et to owning a piece of this iconic car company and it's doing very well today. and on this "back to the future" day, toyota is debuting a car here in the u.s. that would have impressed doc brown in the famous movie series. toyota hired michael j. fox and christopher lloyd to help it introduce this high ydrogen fuel car that means in japanese future. it's already on the road in japan and starting today it's available in california. >> we're going to interrupt and go to a special report from nbc news. biden making a surprise announcement in the white house rose garden. >> through the grieving process. i've said all alon c what i've side time and again to others, that it may very well be that process, by the time we get through this, closes the window
on mounting a realistic campaign for president. that it might close. i've concluded it has closed. i know from previous experience that there is no timetable for this process. the process doesn't respect or much care about things like filing deadlines or debates and primaries and caucuses, but i also know that i couldano this if -- i couldn't do this if the family wasn't ready. the good news is the family has reached that point. but as i've said many times, my erfamily has suffered loss a i hope there would come a time, and i've said this to many other kfamilies, that sooner rather than later when you think of your lov ed one it brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eyes.
are today, thank god. beau is our inspiration. unfortunately, i believe we're out of time, the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. but while i will not be a candidate, i will not be silent. i intend to speak out clearly and forcefully to influence as much as i can where we stand as a party andewhere we need to go as a nation. and this is what i believe. i believe that president obama has led this nation from crisis to recovery, and we're now on the cusp of resurgence. i'm proud to have played a part in that. this party, our nation, will be making a tragic mistake if we walk away or attempt to undo the obama legacy. the american people have worked
too hard, and we've come too far for that. democrats should not only defend this record and protect this record, they should run on the rerscord. we've got a lot of work to get done over the next 15 months, and there's a lot of -- there's a lot of president will have to get done. but let me be clear that we'll be building on a really solid foundation. but it all starts with giving the middle class a fighting chance. i know you in the press l ne to call me middle-class joe and i know in washington that's not usually meant as a compliment. it means you're not that sophisticated, but it is about the middle class. it isn't just a matter of fairness or economic growth. it's a matter of social stability for this nation. we cannot sustain the current
in this country. i believe the huge sums of unlimited and often secret money pouring into our politics is a fundamental threat to our that. i think it's a fundamental threat because the middle class will never have a fighting chance in this country as long as just several hundred families, the wealthiest families, control the process. it's just that simple. and i believe we have to level the playing field for the american people and that will take access to education and opportunity to work. we need to commit. we're fighting for 14 years. we need to commit to 16 years and free public education for all our children. we all know 12 years of public education is not enough. as a nation, let's make the same commitment to a college
children and chil care is the biggest for families. we immediate to triple the child care credit. that alone will lead to dramatic increase in the number of women able to be in the workforce and will raise our economic standards. there are ways to pay for it. there are many equitable ways to pay for this. we can limit the deductions to 28% of income. wealthy folks will end up paying a little bit emore. but it's my guesous, and i mean this sincerely, it's my guess they'll be happy to help build a stronger economy and a better educated america. i believe we need to lead more by the power of our example as the president has than really by
we've learned some very hard lessons for more than a decade of large scale open-ended military invasions.awe have to accept the facr that we can't solve all the world's problems. we can't solve many of them alone. the argument we have to do something when bad people do bad things isn't good enough. it's not a good enough reason for american intervention and to put our sons and daughters' lives on the line, put them at risk. i believe we have to end divisive politics that are ripping this party apart and i believe we can. it's mean-spirited and it's petty. i don't believe like some do that it's naive to talk to republicans. republican as our enemies. they are opposition. they're not our enemies.
and for the sake of the country wetr have to work together. as the president said many times, compromise is not a dirty word. look at it this way, folks. how does this country function without consensus? how can we move forward without being able to arrive at consensus? four more years of this kind of battle may be more than this country can take. we have to chang it. we have to change it. i believe we need a moon shot in this country to cure cancer. it's personal. but i know we can do this. we've been working hard on funding for research and development because there are so many breakthroughs just on the horizon, the things that are just about to happen. we can make them real with a
. and i'm going to spend the n t 15 months in this office pushing as hard as i can to accomplish this because i know there are democrats and republicans on the hill who share our passion, our paoussion to silence this deadly disease. if i could be anyt ng, i would have wanted to be the president that ended cancer because it's possible. we need to keep moving toward justice, the rights of the lgbt community, immigration reform, equal pay for women and protecting their safety from violence, routing out in institutional racism. at their core every one of these things, every one is about the
equality, fairness, respect as my dad used to say, it's about affording every single person dignity. it's not complicated. every one of these issues is about dignity and the ugly forces of hate and did i vision they will not let up but they do not represent the american people. they do not represent the heart of this country. they represent the small political elite andathe next president will have to take it on. most of all i believe there are unlimited possibilities. i don't know how many of the white house staff have heard me say repeated ly ly that we are so much better positioned than any country in the world. i've been doing this for a long time. when i got elected as a 29-year-old kid i was called the optimist.
am more optimistic about thet possibilities, the incredible ssibilities to look forward than i have at any point in my career. i believe in my core there's no country on the earth better to lead than the united states of america. washington has to begin to function again instead of being the problem it has to become part of the solution again. weo have to be one america again. and at our core i've believed what sets america apart from every other nation is that we believe in possibilities, un olimited possibilities. the possibility for a kid growing up in an inner city neighborho or a spanish speaking home or a kid from mayfield and delaware, willow
and i. to be able to be anything we wanted to be, to do anything -- anything -- that we want. that's what we were both taught. that's what the president was taught. it was real. that's what i grew up believing. and you know, it's always been true in this kun country. and if we ever lose that, we've lost something very special. we'll have lost the very soul of this country. when i was growing up, my pamirents in tough times looked at me and would say to me and my brothers and sister, honey, it's going to be okay and they meant it. they meant it. it was going to be okay. but some of you cover me, i said go back to your old
neighborhoods, talk to your con tem raers who aren't as successful as you've been. there are too many people in america, too many parents who don't believe they can look their kid in the eye and say with certitude, honey, it's going to be okay. that's what we need to change. it's not complicated. that will be the true measure of our success and we'll n have met it until every parent out there can look at their kid in tough times and say, honey, it's going to be okay and mean it. that's our responsibility and i believe it's within our power. the nation has done it before in difficult times. i've had the very good fortune an sd privilege of being in public service most of my adult life since i was 25 years old and through personal triumphs and tragedies my entire family, my