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[URL=http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/26/nyregion/26shoot.html?_r=2&ref=nyregion&oref=slogin&oref=slogin:2tymesnl said:Article[/URL]":2tymesnl]An off-duty Mount Vernon, N.Y., police officer was shot and killed in downtown White Plains on Friday evening after he pulled his gun on another man and was fired at by Westchester County police officers, the authorities saidâ€¦â€œI saw police come from the courthouse,â€ he said. â€œThey said, â€˜Drop your weapon.â€™ â€ He said that instead of dropping the weapon, the person with the gun turned around, prompting the county officers to shoot. Officer Ridley was hit twice in the chest. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.