Peter Figoski, a veteran officer of the NYPD was shot at close range and
killed with an illegal semi automatic weapon. The officer was responding
as backup to a robbery in progress at a basement apartment in East New
York. The first two responding officers who arrived on the scene found
the robbery victim lying on the ground with a head injury and did not
know the suspects were still in the building. As they walked past, the
crouching suspects fled to the front door where officer Figoski was waiting
as backup at the bottom of the stairs.
Figoski’s partner, Glen Estrada was on the street level struggling
with the second suspect when he heard a gunshot and saw the gun man run
past him. Estrada pursued the man on foot and captured him after a chase
lasting several blocks. The second suspect is still at large. Authorities
say that the gunman has five unsealed prior arrests, including drug possession
and sale. A semi automatic pistol was recovered near the scene under a
parked car along with a black ski mask.
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