After the police officer was shot, cops found the alleged shooter (pictured) suffering from a bullet wound at E. 125 St.
An NYPD officer has died after he was shot in the head Tuesday night by a gunman in East Harlem, police sources said.
The officer took a bullet to the forehead as he and other officers chased the man, who was riding a bicycle, at E. 120 St. and FDR drive around 8:45 p.m., a high-ranking police source said.
Rescuers rushed the cop to Harlem Hospital, where he died.
According to a preliminary investigation, the chase began at E. 102 St. and FDR Drive, police sources said. Officers were on the scene in response to reports of a man with a gun in the area.
After the police officer was shot, cops found a man, believed to be involved in the shooting, suffering from a bullet wound at E. 125 St., the sources said. He was taken into custody.
Mayor Bill de Blasio rushed from Gracie Mansion during a function for the Gracie Mansion Conservancy after hearing of the shot officer.
At least one gun was recovered from the scene, and cops took a man believed to be involved in the shooting into custody.
At least one gun was recovered.
Authorities shut down the FDR Drive between E. 120 St. and E. 125 St. as they investigated.