NYPD Cop Shot in Head Dies
Brian Moore taken off life support after 2 days
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2015 12:29 PM CDT
Demetrius Blackwell appears in court for his arraignment Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Queens. Blackwell is accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head.   (Theodore Parisienne/The Daily News via AP, Pool)
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(Newser) – Brian Moore, the NYPD officer shot in the head Saturday night by a suspect who was fiddling with something in his waistband, died today of his injuries after a two-day struggle that ultimately ended with his family removing life support, reports the New York Post. The 25-year-old is the first NYPD cop to die in the line of duty this year; Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was seen entering the Jamaica hospital caring for Moore early this afternoon. Suspect Demetrius Blackwell, a cousin of former New York Giant Kory Blackwell, will now likely face murder charges, reports the New York Daily News.

Both papers cite this exchange between Moore and Blackwell at the time Moore was shot:

  • Moore, after identifying himself as a police officer: "Do you have something in your waistband?"
  • Blackwell: "Yeah, I got something." Police say the 35-year-old then fired two or three shots into Moore's unmarked patrol car. Moore's partner escaped injury.