Tragedy struck the New York City police department overnight when a 25-year-old rooke cop was killed in a fusillade of gunfire by a fellow police officer. It was a case of mistaken identity, officials said.
Officer Omar Edwards had just gotten off work and was confronting a man who was trying to breaking into his car. Edward had pulled his weapon on the man.
Just then two other officers pulled up to the scene and fired six shots.
The officer who fired the shots is white and Edwards was black. Officials said investigators will look into whether that played a role in the shooting.
-- Lance Murray