Patrolman Egnor was shot and killed during a high-speed chase and shootout. Other officers had been waved down by a prostitute who pointed out a man who had robbed her the week before. When officers attempted to stop the suspect the pursuit started. Throughout the chase the suspect fired several weapons striking three different police cars and fatally wounding Patrolman Egnor. The suspect's vehicle spun out of control and he shot and killed himself. A cache of weapons was found inside the suspect's vehicle.
On October 14th, 2006, the Albany Avenue bridge was renamed the Peter Francis Egnor Bridge in his honor.
Patrolman Egnor had been with the agency for 18 months.