Update: NYPD officer shooting suspect faces attempted murder charge

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NEW YORK — A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head is being charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer.

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The Queens District Attorney's office says Demetrius Blackwell is expected to be arraigned today, Sunday, afternoon. It was unclear if he has a lawyer.

The 35-year-old was arrested after a house-by-house search following the shooting of Officer Brian Moore on Saturday evening. Moore was in critical but stable condition.

Police Commissioner William Bratton says Moore and his partner had pulled up in an unmarked police car to a man who was adjusting his waistband suspiciously.

Bratton says the officers exchanged words with the man before he turned suddenly and fired at least twice, striking Moore.

 

 

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