A wrongful death lawsuit was filed by a father against the city and five police officers for allegedly recklessly opening fire as his son grappled with an armed ex-con.
Brian Mulkeen, the father of Officer Brian Mulkeen filed the lawsuit at the Bronx Supreme Court suit.
In his lawsuit, Brian said the fatal gunshot wounds suffered by his 33-year-old son, Officer Brian Mulkeen, in September 2019 ″were caused solely by the negligence, carelessness, and recklessness of the defendants.”
Brian added the “actions were of such a wanton, willful, and reckless nature as to evince a callous disregard for human life and the safety and welfare of others,” the lawsuit reads.
Based on the lawsuit, Mulkeen and two other cops approached Antonio Williams and another man outside the Edenwald Houses in Edenwald on Sept. 29, 2019.
Sources said the three officers were looking for information to help solve a spate of shootings in the area.
But Williams escaped, three cops gave chase and Mulkeen wrestled him to the ground.
As the two are wrestling on the ground, Mulkeen pulled his own gun and fired at Williams five times.
According to reports, Mulkeen was struck at least twice, in the head and upper body and was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center, where he died.
Williams, 27, also died in the fusillade of police bullets.