NYPD Releases Body Cam Footage Of Brian Mulkeen Shooting

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December 13, 2019 - 7:27 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The NYPD on released body camera footage on Friday of a fatal police-involved shooting in the Bronx.

The footage is from a Sept. 29 incident, during which officers attempted to question Antonio Lavance Williams near the Edenwald Houses in regards to a shooting that had happened in the vicinity days before.

According to authorities, a Bronx Anti-Crime unit was patrolling the housing complex around 12:30 a.m. and believed Williams was a suspect they were looking for. When they approached him to question him about the prior incident, Williams ran off.

Officers gave chase and attempted to apprehend the man in a violent struggle, the officer directly involved in wrestling the suspect to the ground was Officer Brian Mulkeen, who was fatally shot during the incident.

NYPD Deputy Chief Kevin Maloney says Williams was armed with a loaded, unregistered .32-caliber revolver during the incident and on the body camera footage, Mulkeen can be heard saying Williams was “reaching” for a weapon.

A total of six officers were involved in the chase and while Mulkeen fired five rounds, the other officers fired an additional eight rounds.

“During the discharge, Police Officer Mulkeen and Mr. Williams were struck by rounds discharged by the officers,” Maloney said.

Mulkeen, a 37-year-old veteran officer, died from his wounds at Jacobi Hospital shortly after.

Williams, who authorities say had a long criminal history and was on probation until 2022 for a narcotics-related arrest, died at Montefiore Medical Center.

The NYPD says the investigation is still ongoing.