New York City Police Officer Shot In Face Dies

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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

Pervaiz Shallwani reports: A New York City police officer shot in the face through the window of his unmarked police car was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital Monday, authorities said.

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.NYPD

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. Read the rest of this entry »