Brian Mulkeen Biography
Brian Mulkeen is a New Yor Police Department the slain officer as a six-year veteran. He was shot three times, possibly with his own gun, as he grappled on the ground with a suspect.
NYPD Police Officer Brian Mulkeen, a 33-yr-old Bronx cop, was killed about 12:30 am while doing the courageous work NYers needed him to do. He served for nearly 7 years. There is no worse a moment in our profession than this. Pls keep Brian’s family & colleagues in your thoughts. pic.twitter.com/X1ucOusI77
— Commissioner O’Neill (@NYPDONeill) September 29, 2019
Brian Mulkeen Age
He was 33 years old
Brian Mulkeen Girlfriend, Family, Children
May NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen rest in eternal peace after being fatally shot in the line of duty. Another tragic reminder of the enormous sacrifices officers make on behalf of the safety of our families and communities. Prayers are with his family, friends, and NY’s Finest, NYPD
— Mark Treyger (@MarkTreyger718) September 29, 2019
Mulkeen, who lived with his girlfriend in Yorktown Heights, was appointed to duty on January 9, 2013, and served out the 47th Precinct in the Bronx. His girlfriend is an officer out of the 44th Precinct, also in the Bronx.
Brian Mulkeen Career
END OF WATCH: Officer Brian Mulkeen was shot three times as he struggled with an armed suspect. The 33-year-old cop had been with NYPD for nearly seven years. Rest in peace, and thank you for your service. STORY: https://t.co/RHgZsHMzHq pic.twitter.com/Phn1XVHH4A
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) September 29, 2019
He had been working with the Bronx Borough Anti-Crime Unit patrolling the streets around the Edenwald Houses at the time of the deadly shooting.
Brave Officer Brian Mulkeen Shot Dead With his own Gun
?HERO DOWN Sadly @NYPD47Pct Officer Brian Mulkeen, 33, was shot and killed. The suspect was then shot by officers and killed.
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— ?#BackTheBlue? Carrie (@BackTheLEOs) September 29, 2019
The officer was shot three times, possibly with his own gun, as he grappled on the ground with a suspect. Brian Mulkeen and a man identified as Antonio Lavance Williams, he was trying to arrest were both shot and killed during a struggle early Sunday in the Bronx.
Mulkeen was patrolling the streets around a city apartment complex at around 12.30 am as part of a unit investigating potential gang activity, Chief of Department Terence Monahan said.
Mulkeen and his partner tried to apprehend a man who had fled questioning near the Edenwald Houses on East 229th Street.
The suspect was confronted by three other officers who emerged from a patrol car to question him and a ‘violent struggle’ on the ground ensued, police said.
The suspect’s name has not been officially released, although the News sites identified him as Antonio Lavance Williams.
When asked to confirm whether Mulkeen’s service weapon was turned against him, an NYPD spokesman said authorities were still investigating.
The gun used to shoot Mulkeen must still be sent to a lab to confirm its origin
Police Investigation Reports
Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Officer Brian Mulkeen. My heartfelt condolences go out his family and friends in the NYPD. He was a hero who died protecting his city. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers. https://t.co/ErIlJsvP01
— Tony German for Congress (@GermanforNY19) September 29, 2019
Mulkeen is the second NYPD officer killed in the line of duty this year. Detective Brian Simonsen was accidentally shot by fellow officers in February while confronting a robbery suspect.
‘We’ve been here too often. We know the directions to get here,’ Pat Lynch, the president of New York City’s Police Benevolent Association, said at the press conference. ‘It has to stop.’
‘Brian was a great cop dedicated to keeping this city safe. In fact, just last night he arrested a man in possession of a gun in the very same precinct,’ Monahan said.
The fatal shooting, according to the chief, was ‘a vivid example of the dangers New York City cops face every day. And, there’s never a doubt that our officers will continue to put it all on the line to keep people safe.’
‘Tragedies like this are not only an affront to the men and women in blue, but to all the people our cops proudly serve, Monahan added.
The chief thanked people who had already reached out to the department to express their condolences. ‘We ask everyone to please keep Officer Mulkeen’s loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.’
My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Mulkeen family and with the NYPD family. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. May God Bless Officer Brian Mulkeen and his family!!! #NYPD https://t.co/vGPjwk0QVh
— Tim Whisenhunt (@TimWhisenhunt) September 29, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- NYPD officer Brian Mulkeen, 33, a six-year-veteran, was working in the Bronx
- He was with an anti-crime unit following up on gang activity and shootings
- Mulkeen and his partner chased a man who fled after he was questioned
- A struggle began and Mulkeen was shot, possibly with his own gun
- The officer died at a hospital after the suspect was fatally shot by other cops