NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Demetrius Blackwell, convicted of shooting and killing NYPD Officer Brian Moore on a Queens street two years ago, is scheduled to be sentenced next week.

Blackwell faces life in prison with no parole when he is sentenced on Dec. 19. He was set to be sentenced on Tuesday, but it was rescheduled.

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The 25-year-old officer and his partner were looking for burglary suspects when they attempted to stop Blackwell, who was suspected of carrying a handgun. Authorities say Blackwell opened fire, striking Moore in the head. He died two days later.

Moore’s partner and others picked out Blackwell from a lineup, and prosecutors said Blackwell’s DNA was found on the two bullets left in the cylinder.

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Blackwell was convicted last month of all charges, including first-degree murder, following a three-week trial.

Moore was posthumously promoted to Detective First-Grade. He’d been on the job for five years. In that time, he made 150 arrests and was awarded two medals for his duty.

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