NYPD officer killed: Brian Moore shot, reportedly during routine stop.

NYPD Officer Dies of Injury From Weekend Shooting

NYPD Officer Dies of Injury From Weekend Shooting

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May 4 2015 2:09 PM

NYPD Officer Dies of Injury From Weekend Shooting

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An NYPD vehicle outside Jamaica Hospital, where Brian Moore was taken after being shot.

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New York police officer Brian Moore has died, multiple outlets report, two days after being shot in the head when he and his partner approached a man who they believed might be in possession of a gun. Moore was 25. Moore’s alleged assailant, Demetrius Blackwell of Queens, is an ex-con who has been arrested and was charged with attempted murder before Moore’s death. From CNN:

Moore, 25, and another officer, Erik Jansen, 30, were sitting in an unmarked police vehicle when they saw a passerby adjusting something in his waistband.
Moore, who was driving, pulled up behind the man, later identified as Demetrius Blackwell, 35, to ask about it, Bratton said. Blackwell allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband and opened fire on both officers, who were in the car and had no chance to fire back.
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Moore’s father and uncle are retired NYPD officers. The weapon Blackwell allegedly used to shoot Moore has not been recovered.