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Tragic recordings have been made of NYPD officer Brian Mulkeen, (photo), who sang with colleagues in a patrol car shortly before he was shot while arresting a suspected gang member.

Ghost-like images have emerged from NYPD officer Brian Mulkeen who sang with colleagues in a patrol car shortly before he was shot while arresting a suspected gang member.

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Brian Mulkeen, 27, an almost seven-year-old veteran of the armed forces, was shot and killed during an arrest near the Edenwald houses in the Bronx on Sunday at about 12.30 p.m.

A struggle followed between the young cop and suspect Antonio Lavance Williams, 27, after he initially fled when Mulkeen and a colleague tried to interrogate him.

Mulkeen was shot three times in the head, chest and legs and later died in the hospital.

Five officers who were also on the scene unloaded their weapons and killed Williams.

Tragic recordings have been made of NYPD officer Brian Mulkeen, (photo), who sang with colleagues in a patrol car shortly before he was shot while arresting a suspected gang member.

Tragic recordings have been made of NYPD officer Brian Mulkeen, (photo), who sang with colleagues in a patrol car shortly before he was shot while arresting a suspected gang member.

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Now images of Mulkeen have been released online in which he & # 39; Take Me Home, Country Roads & # 39; sings in a car with colleagues while they are on their way to an apartment complex in the city as part of a unit investigating possible gang activity.

The video was posted by Mulkeen's partner who, according to sources, has been identified as Brian Mahon by law enforcement agencies New York Post. He drove him in the passenger seat.

In the 20-minute clip, the men sing the chorus of the popular John Denver song.

In a moving Facebook tribute, Mahon wrote: & # 39; This video was made in the last hour of Brian Mulkeens' life. We knew very little that we were entering a shootout that would end tragically.

& # 39; I wish I knew this was the last song we would sing together. The last time we would be 98 together. The last gun we would get together. Watch over us on those country roads, I know your house. & # 39;

Meanwhile, the police also released an audio recording in which his colleagues scream after Mulkeen was shot dead.

& # 39; Shots fired! Shots fired, boys! & # 39; A police officer hears you shout to send in the chaotic recording obtained by the New York Post.

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& # 39; It's an ambush, ambush, & # 39; hear another officer shout. The sender then hears the address of the location read: & # 39; 1135, 1135, 229 street, get (unintelligible) immediately, ASAP. & # 39;

& # 39; Street 1135 East 229, shots have been fired for that location. & # 39;

Antonio Lavance Williams

Antonio Lavance Williams

Antonio Lavance Williams

Antonio Lavance Williams

The police have identified Antonio Lavance Williams, 27 (left), as the man NYPD officer Brian Mulkeen, 33 (right) fought early Sunday. Both men died during the incident

Mulkeen was shot three times and died in the Jacobi Medical Center. Mulkeen's gun was fired five times, but it was unclear whether Mulkeen or Williams were currently pulling the trigger
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Mulkeen was shot three times and died in the Jacobi Medical Center. Mulkeen's gun was fired five times, but it was unclear whether Mulkeen or Williams were currently pulling the trigger

Mulkeen was shot three times and died in the Jacobi Medical Center. Mulkeen's gun was fired five times, but it was unclear whether Mulkeen or Williams were currently pulling the trigger

spooky images of Mulkeen have been released online and show him & # 39; Take Me Home, Country Roads & # 39; singing in a patrol car with colleagues while they were on their way to an apartment complex in the city as part of a unit that investigated possible gang activity

spooky images of Mulkeen have been released online and show him & # 39; Take Me Home, Country Roads & # 39; singing in a patrol car with colleagues while they were on their way to an apartment complex in the city as part of a unit that investigated possible gang activity

spooky images of Mulkeen have been released online and show him & # 39; Take Me Home, Country Roads & # 39; singing in a patrol car with colleagues while they were on their way to an apartment complex in the city as part of a unit that investigated possible gang activity

The video was posted by Mulkeen's partner who, according to the New York Post, was identified as Brian Mahon by law enforcement sources. He drove him in the passenger seat.

The video was posted by Mulkeen's partner who, according to the New York Post, was identified as Brian Mahon by law enforcement sources. He drove him in the passenger seat.

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The video was posted by Mulkeen's partner who, according to the New York Post, was identified as Brian Mahon by law enforcement sources. He drove him in the passenger seat.

& # 39; I need a bus! I need a bus … I need a bus immediately, & the officer calls while they request an ambulance.

Department manager Terence Monahan said that Mulkeen can be heard on bodycam images that scream: & he reaches for it – he reaches for it & # 39 ;, with reference to the gun.

& # 39; At this time, it seems that the gun was not fired from the perpetrator & # 39 ;, Monahan told a press conference Sunday night.

& # 39; Officer Mulkeen's gun was fired five times. At the moment we are not sure who fired the gun from officer Mulkeen. & # 39;

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Williams would be armed with a .32 caliber revolver, but the police said it didn't look like his gun was fired.

Mulkeen's gun, however, had been fired five times, although it was unclear whether Mulkeen or Williams were the ones pulling the trigger.

NYPD officers stood along the streets and stopped in salute, while Mulkeen's body was escorted from the medical investigator's office to a funeral home

NYPD officers stood along the streets and stopped in salute, while Mulkeen's body was escorted from the medical investigator's office to a funeral home

NYPD officers stood along the streets and stopped in salute, while Mulkeen's body was escorted from the medical investigator's office to a funeral home

The police are standing still in salute while Mulkeen's body is being taken to a funeral home. Mulkeen, who lived with his girlfriend in Yorktown Heights, served the 47th district in the Bronx

The police are standing still in salute while Mulkeen's body is being taken to a funeral home. Mulkeen, who lived with his girlfriend in Yorktown Heights, served the 47th district in the Bronx

The police are standing still in salute while Mulkeen's body is being taken to a funeral home. Mulkeen, who lived with his girlfriend in Yorktown Heights, served the 47th district in the Bronx

Department manager Terence Monahan said that Mulkeen can be heard on bodycam images that scream: & he reaches for it - he reaches for it & # 39 ;, with reference to the gun.

Department manager Terence Monahan said that Mulkeen can be heard on bodycam images that scream: & he reaches for it - he reaches for it & # 39 ;, with reference to the gun.

Department manager Terence Monahan said that Mulkeen can be heard on bodycam images that scream: & he reaches for it – he reaches for it & # 39 ;, with reference to the gun.

Mulkeen died after being rushed to Jacobi Medical Center, an area trauma center.

A NYPD spokesperson told DailyMail.com on Monday that they would not release bodycam images at this time while an investigation into the case is ongoing.

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When asked to confirm whether Mulkeen's service weapon had turned against him, a NYPD spokesperson said the authorities were still investigating.

On Monday, hundreds of NYPD officers stood along the street and stood silently in salute, while Mulkeen's body was escorted from the medical investigator's office to a funeral home.

Traffic was also cut off when the killed officer was honored with a water cannon tribute while the caravan drove his body along the highway.

He was honored with a water cannon salute when a caravan of patrol cars accompanied his body from the medical investigator's office to a funeral home, with NBC New York obtain aerial photos of the tribute.

Mulkeen, (photo), was an alumnus of the track and field program at Fordham University in the Bronx and had recently become a volunteer coach

Mulkeen, (photo), was an alumnus of the track and field program at Fordham University in the Bronx and had recently become a volunteer coach

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Mulkeen, (photo), was an alumnus of the track and field program at Fordham University in the Bronx and had recently become a volunteer coach

Brian Mulqueen & # 39; s friend Danny Tucker, (pictured left and right), placed a moving tribute to his friend and claimed that his friend was a & # 39; hero & # 39; had died and described him as & # 39; a force of nature with a big heart and a deep soul & # 39;

Brian Mulqueen & # 39; s friend Danny Tucker, (pictured left and right), placed a moving tribute to his friend and claimed that his friend was a & # 39; hero & # 39; had died and described him as & # 39; a force of nature with a big heart and a deep soul & # 39;

Brian Mulqueen & # 39; s friend Danny Tucker, (pictured left and right), placed a moving tribute to his friend and claimed that his friend was a & # 39; hero & # 39; had died and described him as & # 39; a force of nature with a big heart and a deep soul & # 39;

Mulkeen & # 39; s friend Danny Tucker explained that Mulkeen had paid the ultimate sacrifice during an anti-gang patrol in a neighborhood recently plagued by gun violence.

Mulkeen & # 39; s friend Danny Tucker explained that Mulkeen had paid the ultimate sacrifice during an anti-gang patrol in a neighborhood recently plagued by gun violence.

Mulkeen & # 39; s friend Danny Tucker explained that Mulkeen had paid the ultimate sacrifice during an anti-gang patrol in a neighborhood recently plagued by gun violence.

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Mulkeen, who lived with his girlfriend in Yorktown Heights, was appointed on January 9, 2013 and served as the 47th district in the Bronx. His girlfriend is an officer from the 44th Precinct, also in the Bronx.

Monahan called the officer "brave" and said he "did the work we asked him to do, a work that New Yorkers needed him."

The track and field program at Fordham University in the Bronx mentioned that Mulkeen was an alumnus and recently became a volunteer coach.

The program said that as a student he was part of the 2008 team that won the Metropolitan Outdoor Track & Field Championship, a first for the program.

"He was a remarkable person. Everyone loved him," the father of the killed officer, including Brian Mulkeen, told the New York Post.

In his Facebook post, Mulkeen & # 39; s friend Danny Tucker claimed that he knew Mulkeen as a friend, teammate and bandmate.

Mulkeen was honored with a water cannon salute when a caravan of patrol cars guided his body from the medical investigator's office to a funeral home

Mulkeen was honored with a water cannon salute when a caravan of patrol cars guided his body from the medical investigator's office to a funeral home

Mulkeen was honored with a water cannon salute when a caravan of patrol cars guided his body from the medical investigator's office to a funeral home

Mulkeen was a multiple scorer at the Atlantic 10 Championship in the weight throw for indoor track. Hulde poured in on Monday for the fallen officer, giving his body a water cannon greeting when it was taken to a funeral home, (photo)

Mulkeen was a multiple scorer at the Atlantic 10 Championship in the weight throw for indoor track. Hulde poured in on Monday for the fallen officer, giving his body a water cannon greeting when it was taken to a funeral home, (photo)

Mulkeen was a multiple scorer at the Atlantic 10 Championship in the weight throw for indoor track. Hulde poured in on Monday for the fallen officer, giving his body a water cannon greeting when it was taken to a funeral home, (photo)

& # 39; While I'm sitting here trying to handle it, I keep going back to a certain afternoon, about 7 years ago when Brian called me at work. Before I could even say hello, he said: & # 39; Tuck! I couldn't wait to tell you, I resigned from Merrill Lynch and I become a police officer! "

& # 39; Brian told me he felt that he wasn't doing enough with his life and that he wanted to make a difference.

& # 39; His words really stayed with me when he repeated that feeling and said: & # 39; And I don't just want to say that, but really do it, really kick me and make a difference. & # 39;

& # 39; Brian died a HERO this morning. I don't throw that word often or lightly, not even in the context of my work.

Williams, who was reportedly a gang member, was on trial until 2022 for an arrest of narcotics last year at the time of the fatal shooting

Williams, who was reportedly a gang member, was on trial until 2022 for an arrest of narcotics last year at the time of the fatal shooting

Williams, who was reportedly a gang member, was on trial until 2022 for an arrest of narcotics last year at the time of the fatal shooting

& # 39; This was a man who left a job with a lot of money to help and protect people in some of the worst neighborhoods in the country.

He claimed that Mulkeen had paid the ultimate sacrifice during an anti-gang patrol in a neighborhood that was recently plagued by gun violence.

More details came forward on Monday about William's violent background, including at least three previous arrests in New York.

Williams, who was reportedly a gang member, was on trial until 2022 for an arrest of narcotics last year at the time of the fatal shooting.

The suspect also has several previous arrests at & # 39; various places & # 39; including a burglary conviction in Rockland County, police said.

Sources told the New York Post that Williams had a total of three previous arrests, two of which were crimes and one a crime.

He first encountered problems with the law in 2011 with a burglary in the Haverstraw of Rockland County, sources said.

He was convicted of that crime and records show that he was sentenced to 42 months behind bars. He was released conditionally in 2015.

Last year, Williams was arrested on a drug tax in the state of Endicott, and he was given a probationary period that was not set to expire until 2022, according to law enforcement sources.

He would appear in court later this week in connection with an intimidation case in Binghamton.

This image shows a hand gun found on the scene where Brian Mulkeen, New York City police officer, was shot early Sunday morning

This image shows a hand gun found on the scene where Brian Mulkeen, New York City police officer, was shot early Sunday morning

This image shows a hand gun found on the scene where Brian Mulkeen, New York City police officer, was shot early Sunday morning

Mulkeen patrolled the streets around the complex as part of the Bronx Borough Anti-Crime Unit and investigated possible gang activity when the fatal incident occurred

Mulkeen patrolled the streets around the complex as part of the Bronx Borough Anti-Crime Unit and investigated possible gang activity when the fatal incident occurred

Mulkeen patrolled the streets around the complex as part of the Bronx Borough Anti-Crime Unit and investigated possible gang activity when the fatal incident occurred

Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio

Terence Monahan

Terence Monahan

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, (left), also ordered all flags in the city lowered to half mast, because NYPD chief Terence Monahan (right) said that Mulkeen & # 39; did the work we asked him, a work that New Yorkers needed him to do & # 39;

Mulkeen was a multiple scorer at the Atlantic 10 Championship in the weight throw for indoor track and the hammer throw for outdoor track, as well as a multiple IC4A Championship qualification in weight throw.

In a statement to ABC7, Fordham University said the flags would fly with half staff until after the officer's funeral.

& # 39; The Fordham family today lost one due to pointless violence. Brian Mulkeen went into the world to do exactly what we expect from our alumni – to be a man for others – and he was killed in the service of the local community, "said Joseph M. McShane, SJ, Fordham President & # 39;

& # 39; Our heart goes out to Brian & # 39; s family and loved ones, and to his fellow officers. I know the Fordham community is praying with me for the peace of Brian & # 39; s soul, and for his family and loved ones grieving for his premature death. & # 39;

& # 39; We have been here too often. "We know the directions to get here," said Pat Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association of New York City, at the press conference. "It must stop."

The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, also ordered all flags in the city reduced to half-mast.

& # 39; Last night we lost someone who was a hero in every way, & # 39; said the mayor.

& # 39; Officer Brian Mulkeen dedicated nearly seven years of his life to the protection of the city he loved. Please join me today with his family, friends and siblings in uniform. & # 39;

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