A New York City police officer is in critical condition after being shot in the head in Queens last night.
According to CNN:
Officer Brian Moore of the New York City Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit was being treated at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he had emergency surgery, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told reporters Saturday.
A man was taken into custody in connection with the shooting, which is still under investigation, Bratton said.
Moore and another officer, Erik Jansen, allegedly pulled up to a guy to inquire about him adjusting something on his waistband.
The man, identified as Demetrius Blackwell, allegedly pulled his gun out and shot at both officers. Moore was shot in the head and Jansen called for help.
The site continues:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was at the hospital where Moore was taken. He praised the officer’s service.
“He is a brave young man … he comes from a police family. This is what he wanted to do with his life. He wanted to be a New York City police officer. He wanted to serve and he did so with great distinction,” de Blasio said.
According to reports, Moore was not wearing his uniform and was sitting in an unmarked car at the time of the shooting. We pray for his healthy recovery.
SOURCE: CNN | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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