NYPD officer dies following weekend shooting

An NYPD officer from Massapequa who was shot in the head while on the job in Queens Saturday has died. Family members made the decision to take 25-year-old Officer Brian Moore off of life support today.

News 12 Staff

May 4, 2015, 8:46 PM

Updated 3,367 days ago

Share:

An NYPD officer from Massapequa who was shot in the head while on the job in Queens Saturday has died.
Family members made the decision to take 25-year-old Officer Brian Moore off of life support today. A sea of officers gathered in support outside of Jamaica Hospital as Moore's body was taken away in an ambulance.
Moore was shot by a suspect at around 6:15 p.m. near 104th Road and 212th Street in Queens Village on Saturday. Police say Moore and his partner were in plainclothes and in an unmarked car when they saw the suspect, Demetrius Blackwell, tug at his waistband as if he had a gun.
Officials say words were exchanged, and Blackwell pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking Moore in the head. Moore's partner was not injured. Blackwell was arrested about 90 minutes after the shooting, following an intense manhunt.
Officials say Blackwell has an extensive arrest record. He served multiple stints in prison, including for an attempted murder conviction from a 2001 holdup.
Police officials say Moore, in his career of less than five years, had proven himself to be an exceptional officer. He made more than 150 arrests and had earned two service medals.
Moore came from a police family. His cousin is an officer, and both his father and uncle are retired NYPD sergeants.
Funeral arrangements for Moore are expected this week.


More from News 12
0:27
New York, New Jersey & Delaware sued for failing to protect endangered Atlantic sturgeon

New York, New Jersey & Delaware sued for failing to protect endangered Atlantic sturgeon

2:10
Mix of sun and clouds today with an occasional shower this afternoon

Mix of sun and clouds today with an occasional shower this afternoon

1:02
Headlines: New Rochelle stabbing, home burglary, New Rochelle man pleads guilty in Bronx shooting

Headlines: New Rochelle stabbing, home burglary, New Rochelle man pleads guilty in Bronx shooting

1:53
Special election being held in Yorktown to fill vacant town council seat

Special election being held in Yorktown to fill vacant town council seat

0:54
Jayne Street Bridge in Orange County gets $1.35M boost for restoration

Jayne Street Bridge in Orange County gets $1.35M boost for restoration

2:27
Made in the Hudson Valley: Hudson Beach Glass gives visitors the chance to become glassblowers themselves

Made in the Hudson Valley: Hudson Beach Glass gives visitors the chance to become glassblowers themselves

0:21
Eastchester police mourn loss of former officer Alex Bonci

Eastchester police mourn loss of former officer Alex Bonci

2:09
Hudson Valley congressman backs Vice President Kamala Harris for new presidential nominee

Hudson Valley congressman backs Vice President Kamala Harris for new presidential nominee

1:37
Food hall of the future comes to Larchmont

Food hall of the future comes to Larchmont

AP survey: Harris has enough delegate support to become the Democratic Party nominee

AP survey: Harris has enough delegate support to become the Democratic Party nominee

0:39
Rep. Ryan joins group of lawmakers seeking resignation of Secret Service director

Rep. Ryan joins group of lawmakers seeking resignation of Secret Service director

1:34
Lewisboro residents address concerns about green-energy provider program

Lewisboro residents address concerns about green-energy provider program

1:44
Nearly 2 dozen volunteer firefighters spend summer training

Nearly 2 dozen volunteer firefighters spend summer training

1:49
Cannabis dispensary license holders still blocked from opening in Port Jervis as council mulls zoning regs

Cannabis dispensary license holders still blocked from opening in Port Jervis as council mulls zoning regs

1:19
Bullet pierces through home in Middletown, police search for shooter

Bullet pierces through home in Middletown, police search for shooter

0:45
New York Blood Center issues urgent call for Type O blood donations

New York Blood Center issues urgent call for Type O blood donations

1:00
What happens to Biden's campaign funds?

What happens to Biden's campaign funds?

0:40
Yonkers police releases video from drone response program

Yonkers police releases video from drone response program

1:44
Rockland legislator, DNC delegate makes case for Harris nomination

Rockland legislator, DNC delegate makes case for Harris nomination

1:42
President Biden's decision not to seek reelection sparks mixed reactions in Hudson Valley

President Biden's decision not to seek reelection sparks mixed reactions in Hudson Valley