Suspect Testifies in NYPD Officer-Fatality Case

NYPD Officer Peter Figoski was shot in the face on Dec. 12, 2011

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    Peter Figoski, a 22-year NYPD veteran (inset right), was shot and killed with an illegal semi-automatic weapon (inset left) while responding to a robbery in Brooklyn on Dec. 12, 2011.

    One of five men accused in a botched robbery where an NYPD officer was killed is testifying against the others.
     
    Ariel Tejada said Tuesday he starting robbing people at age 16.
     

    The 23-year-old pleaded guilty and will receive a lesser sentence in exchange for his testimony.  
    NYPD Officer Peter Figoski was shot in the face on Dec. 12, 2011.
     
    Prosecutors say the men planned to rob a drug dealer in Brooklyn but the police showed up.
     
    Lamont Pride is accused of firing the fatal shot, but they have all been charged with murder.
     
    Pride and the suspected getaway driver, Michael Velez, are currently on trial.
     
    Two others are awaiting trial.
     
    The men have pleaded not guilty.

    Trial of Accused Brooklyn Cop Killer Begins

    [NY] Trial of Accused Brooklyn Cop Killer Begins
    The trial has begun for Lamont Pride, accused of shooting Officer Peter Figoski in the face in 2011; the officer died at the hospital hours later. Tracie Strahan reports.

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