New York City Police Officer Shot In Face DiesPosted: May 4, 2015
Brian Moore, 25 years old, died from his injuries after being taken off life support at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center two days after the shooting
Brian Moore, 25 years old, died from his injuries after being taken off life support at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center two days after the shooting in Middle Village neighborhood of Queens, police officials said.
Officer Moore was part of the anti-crime unit in the New York Police Department’s 105th precinct in Queens and was in plain clothes, patrolling in an unmarked police car with his partner when he was shot by a suspect they saw tugging at his waistband, authorities said.
Police Commissioner William Bratton is expected to meet with the officers’ family Monday afternoon.
Demetrius Blackwell, a 35-year-old with a long criminal record accused of shooting Officer Moore, has been charged with attempted murder and is being held without bail.
Officer Moore is the fifth New York City police officer to be shot while on duty since December, when two officers were killed in an ambush in Brooklyn. He had been with the NYPD for five years and had come from a long line of police officers.
The incident that led to Officer Moore’s death unfolded just before sunset Saturday night near 104th Road and 212th Street…(read more)