NYPD officer shot in the head; killed in gun battle

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NEW YORK—Police say a man suspected of fatally shooting a New York Police Department officer had been wanted in connection with another shooting last month.

NYPD Chief of Department James O'Neill said Wednesday that 30-year-old Tyrone Howard had been wanted in connection with a September shooting in Manhattan.

O'Neill says investigators suspected Howard shot at a member of the East Army gang on Sept. 1. He says police had been trying to arrest Howard but could not find him.

The chief says Howard didn't show up at his court appearances and wasn't home when investigators went there.

Howard is accused of fatally shooting Officer Randolph Holder Tuesday night after a chase.

He is in police custody and it isn't clear whether he has a lawyer who could comment on the allegations.

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