Sunday, May 3, 2015
White cop shot by black criminal: Police Officer Brian Moore from a Long Island police family was gunned down in Queens, New York and seriously wounded by a convicted felon
Moore, 25-years old from Massapequa, Long Island, was on plain clothes duty when he and his partner saw a suspect, Demetrius Blackwell acting suspiciously near Queens village. Blackwell had served a seven year sentence for attempted murder. They pulled their car in behind him but Blackwell opened fire before they had a chance to question him. A bullet went through Officer Moore’s cheek and exited through the back of his head. Police Chief WIlliam Bratton said that the downed officer did not have a chance. Bratton said that without warning, Blackwell whipped out a gun and squeezed off at least two rounds into Moore’s car. “He immediately opened fire on them before they had time to get out of the vehicle,” Bratton stated at a press conference. “They were gonna stop him and he just opened up on them,” a police source said. Officer Moore was rushed to Jamaica Hospital in critical but stable condition and a neurosurgeon praised local police at the scene who administered critical first aid. Dr. Elly Kleinman, the supervising chief surgeon of the Police Department, said quick work by the the first responding patrol car and a team of neurosurgeons had helped them confront a “life-threatening situation.” Mayor Bill de Blasio held a press conference and called the shooting an “unconscionable act of violence” and “a reminder of the dangers that all of our officers face every single day.” Officer Moore appeared to have been shot in the left cheek and the bullet went out the right side of his head, toward the back of the head. Moore’s father and uncle are both retired NYPD sergeants.