The City Council is renaming a street corner in Queens Village in honor of slain NYPD cop, Brian Moore. Moore, a 25-year-old detective, was on patrol with his partner, Officer Erik Jansen, in an unmarked cop car that fateful night in May, reported Metro.
Suspect Demetrius Blackwell, 35, was prosecuted for the crime and pleaded not guilty.
Blackwell allegedly shot Moore repeatedly at about 6:15 on May 2. Officers, Moore and Jansen detected suspicious behavior from Blackwell and questioned him before the firing. Blackwell fled after the incident but was discovered by police 90 minutes later.
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Moore was comatose and died after the family took him off life support two days later at Jamaica Hospital.
Blackwell’s long criminal record included criminal possession of a weapon and robbery plus eight years in prison, reported Metro. Blackwell served time in prison for an attempted murder charge.
If convicted of murdering Moore, Blackwell will be sentenced to life in prison.
In May, New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said “he was an extraordinary young man … (this is a great loss) to his family, this department, and to this profession and this city.”
The intersection of 22nd street and 92nd Road will soon be called, “Detective 1st Grade Brian Moore Way,” reported ABC7.