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
NYPD Cop Shot in Head Dies
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)

(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.

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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.
(Read more NYPD stories.)

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