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Cop fatally shot off-duty officer


NYPD officer Omar J. Edwards, 25, a father of two, died after a fellow police officer shot him dead in Harlem on Thursday night.

According to a New York Times report, Edwards was not wearing his uniform when he saw Miguel Santiago was breaking into his car, and began to chase Santiago down the street.

Three uniformed officers in a marked car saw an armed Edwards running after another man, and began a pursuit. 

The officer thought Edwards was the bad guy and shot him in the chest and arm. He died while wearing a police academy T-shirt. His badge was in his pocket.

Officer Edwards was black; the officer who shot him was white. The New York Times has the story.


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