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.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie: Who Is Gabby Petito's Fiancé, And What Do We Know About Him?
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.READ MORE: Fighter Jet Intercepts Small Plane Flying Over NYC After Biden's UN Speech
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.MORE NEWS: Coroner Confirms Remains Found Are Gabby Petito's, Says Manner Of Death Is A Homicide As Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie
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