Harlem Street Renamed for Slain Police Officer

Sunday, May 29, 2011  |  Updated 9:15 AM EDT
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911 Calls Capture Minutes After Cop Shoots Cop

The new Omar Edwards Way in Harlem

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911 Calls Capture Minutes After Cop Shoots Cop

For the first time, we hear some of the uncertain moments the night police officer Omar Edwards was killed by a fellow officer in Harlem.
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A section of a Harlem street has been renamed for a police officer who was killed by another officer in a tragic mix-up two years ago.

Det. Omar Edwards was chasing a man who had broken into his car when another officer saw him running with his gun drawn and mistook him for an armed suspect.

Edwards was off-duty and in his street clothes.

At a ceremony Saturday, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Edwards had served with distinction on the force, and had shown great compassion on the job for young people who had gotten themselves into trouble.

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