NYPD cop Brian Mulkeen killed in the Bronx receives final salute at hospital
Mulkeen, 33, died at Jacobi Hospital following the shootout just after midnight Sunday on the grounds of Edenwald Houses in The Bronx.
Outside the hospital, dozens of uniformed officers were seen in a video standing at attention to salute the ambulance carrying Mulkeen’s body to the Manhattan Medical Examiner’s Office.
Mulkeen, a six-year veteran serving the anti-crime unit in 47th Precinct, had been struck by gunfire from his own weapon as he wrestled on the ground with the suspect, police said.
“Officer Mulkeen’s gun fired five times,” Chief of Department Terence Monahan said. “At this point, it is not clear who fired Officer Mulkeen’s gun.”
The suspect was also fatally shot in the encounter, he said.
“Five officers at the location fired their service weapons, striking the man,” Monahan said.