Bio & Incident Details
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Badge # 27861
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)
Probationary Patrolman David Turman was shot and killed by a New York City Housing Authority Police Department patrolman who mistook Patrolman Turman for a suspect.
Patrolman Turman, who was in civilian clothes and off-duty had just arrested a suspect for impersonating a police officer and was holding him at gunpoint. The Housing Authority police officer, who was also off-duty, approached the scene, and thinking it was a robbery in progress shot and killed Patrolman Turman.
Patrolman Turman was assigned to the Police Academy Recruit Training School