NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, December 7, 2015, 5:15 PM
Tyrone Howard is arraigned in State Supreme Court Nov. 24. He’s accused of murdering NYPD Detective Randolph Holder last month.
The degenerate drug pusher accused of gunning down NYPD Detective Randolph Holder pathetically whined about a “cover up” conspiracy and insisted he was unarmed during his fatal run-in with cops, according to new court papers.
“That cop shot me — the one who arrested me — for no reason,” Tyrone Howard complained to other officers at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center about 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 20, shortly after the tragic police murder.
“I was unarmed. I didn’t have a weapon. I didn’t do anything,” Howard babbled on at the hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his leg following a clash with Holder and other cops around 102nd St. and the FDR Drive.
Holder was shot and killed late Tuesday while pursuing a suspected armed robber close to a busy road in the city’s East Harlem neighborhood, police said.
Howard, 31, admitted he was on PCP during the ordeal in his chat with law enforcement but then withdrew that admission during a bout of insane rambling.
He also gave police a fake name, but later admitted his identity.
“My life is ruined,” he said. “Can I call my girlfriend one last time?”
“My name is Juan Gonzalez, date of birth 3/19/1983, I mean 4/19/83, Englewood, N.J. There’s nothing in N.J.,” he babbled on.
“I’m from Brooklyn … I’m not on anything. PCP. I can make you look good if you help me. I’ll tell you everything. I can give you other homicides.”
“Are you going to tell the media what I say?”
He said he was looking for a cop named “Blondie,” whom he suggested he knew from past encounters.
“I’ll tell him everything,” he said. “I can give you information on other homicides.”
Later, Howard demanded to know the names and ranks of the investigators he was with and wondered: “Is anyone else arrested? Where are we going? The Feds?”
Pallbearers carry the casket of NYPD Officer Randolph Holder following his funeral at Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral Oct. 28 in Queens.
He demanded to have a lawyer present for a lineup proceeding after submitting to a videotaped statement, the contents of which are not public.
Howard, a career criminal, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, aggravated murder and related counts on Nov. 24 in Manhattan Supreme Court.
He faces the possibility of life without parole.
“The proper forum to consider evidence is in the courtroom,” Howard’s attorney Michael Hurwitz said after the last court appearance.