Friday, May 29, 2009
Undercover Cop Shot
New York, N.Y.- A plainclothes police officer, who drew a gun on a man that broke into his car, was shot and killed by a fellow officer last night. 25-year-old Omar J. Edwards died late Thursday evening after being shot just blocks away from the Harlem police station where he worked.
Edwards had just finished his shift around 10:30 p.m. and was headed back to his vehicle when he noticed the passenger window had been smashed and a man was going through his car. Edwards struggled with the man before chasing him down a side street with his gun drawn. A sergeant and two plainclothes officers, in an unmarked police car, saw the pursuit and proceeded to follow the two men.
An officer jumped out of the car and fired six shots. Two of the shots hit Edwards, one in the arm and one in the chest, according to Commissioner Raymond Kelly. Edwards died from his injuries at the Harlem Center Hospital an hour later.