Detective receives NYPD medal of honor 19 years after being killed

The New York City Police Department honored a detective from the Bronx killed in the line of duty nearly two decades ago Tuesday. 



Detective Shawn Carrington, 28, was awarded the NYPD Medal of Honor at the ceremony.



On Jan. 19, 1998, Carrington and his partner were working an undercover drug sting when he was shot in the chest and killed. 



The man who shot Carrington was also killed in the exchange of gunfire. Police say he was out on parole just days before the shooting. Carrington was not equipped with a bulletproof vest because he was undercover. 



Members of the NYPD honored the late detective by marching from the site of the shooting in Fordham to the Holy Spirit Catholic Church where a service was held. 



The detective's 20-year-old daughter, Niya Carrington, who was only 18 months old when her father died, and the detective's mother both attended the ceremony. 


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