This is horrible and such a sign of the times we’re living in. Please pray for this police officer and his family.
NYPD Officer Brian Moore died Monday after his distraught family removed him from life support, law-enforcement sources said.
A grim-faced Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was seen entering the hospital around 12:30 p.m. Moore’s parents were at their son’s bedside.
The officer’s father, Raymond, is a retired cop.
“He is devastated,” a source told The Post.The distraught family of NYPD Officer Brian Moore was preparing for the worst Sunday as his condition deteriorated from a bullet wound to the head that left him on life support.
BRIAN MOORE SHOT BY THUG – CONDITION PLUMMETS
Moore’s parents, including his retired-cop dad, Raymond, were joined by his police partner and dozens of other officers at Jamaica Hospital after he began bleeding uncontrollably and his blood pressure plummeted early Sunday, sources told The Post.
At one point, a police chaplain was called to the hospital after Moore, 25, underwent four hours of emergency surgery to repair the damage of a bullet that struck him in his forehead and exited the back of his neck, tearing his brain stem, sources said.
His older sister, Christine, cut short a trip out of town and was flying back home after learning of the dire situation, sources said.
The tragic development came as new details emerged about the shooting, which occurred after Moore and partner Erik Jansen spotted suspect Demetrius Blackwell fiddling with an object in his waistband on a Queens street at around 6:15 p.m. Saturday.
“Do you have something in your waist?’’ Moore asked Blackwell while sitting behind the wheel of the cops’ unmarked car, sources said.
“Yeah, I got something,” Blackwell, 35, snarled back.
Police officers set out with pitchforks and rakes to search for the gun used to shoot Officer Brian Moore in his unmarked car.
The ex-con, who has a long history of violence, whipped out a handgun and opened fire on the cops, sources said.
Officers check the home of the suspect and the location where Officer Moore was shot in the head.
Blackwell fired three rounds, hitting Moore at least once. Jansen wasn’t hit.
“All I heard was shots and an officer screaming for his partner and saying, ‘Stay with me!’ ” recalled a woman who lives nearby in the same house as Blackwell.
Three eyewitnesses — including Jansen — identified Blackwell, leading to his capture about an hour and a half later at his home, according to sources.
Moore, 25, is the fifth NYPD cop to be shot in as many months.
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