Officer Kevin Brennan
The gunman who first killed a man, and then wounded a police officer while trying to evade capture, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday.
A gunman has been found guilty of attempted murder, in a shooting that severely wounded an NYPD officer in Brooklyn last year.
A police sergeant who was shot in the head in Brooklyn last year returned Tuesday to the housing complex where the incident happened, where he and another officer arrested two suspected robbers in an unrelated case.
Among those who moved up in rank were Detective Kevin Herlihy and Officer Kevin Brennan. Herlihy was hurt in a gun fight with a suspect at a Harlem subway station last week; Brennan was shot in the head at point-blank range in Brooklyn last month.
Officer Kevin Brennan was all smiles as hundreds of uniformed officers gave him a hero’s send-off from Bellevue Hospital. He also got a very special visitor as he returned home to Long Island.
Prosecutor Lewis Liberman called the shooting of officer Kevin Brennan an “evil act by an evil individual” and said it was “an assassination attempt.”
Officer Kevin Brennan is in critical but stable condition and doctors say he’s expected to make a full recovery. Meanwhile, the suspect, Luis Ortiz, has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Officer Kevin Brennan was shot at the Bushwick House, which is a housing project. The alleged gunman, who officials named as Louis “Baby” Ortiz, is also wanted in connection with a homicide earlier this month, Bloomberg said.