A man accused of shooting and killing a police officer during a Brooklyn traffic stop has been convicted of murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
Dexter Bostic is facing life in prison without parole when he is sentenced Feb. 22.
Prosecutors argued Bostic and two others acted as a team to shoot Officer Russel Timoshenko and now-Detective Herman Yan after they were caught with a stolen SUV and with illegal weapons in the vehicle. Prosecutors argued Bostic shot and killed Timoshenko, Robert Ellis simultaneously shot Yan, and Lee Woods was the driver.
But Ellis was acquitted of murder and attempted-murder chargers earlier this week. He was convicted of weapons charges, a crime that carries 5 to 15 years in prison.
Three seperate juries heard the case because the men made statements implicating each other. Woods' jury is still deliberating.
The shooting in Crown Heights was captured in grainy surveillance video. Timoshenko, 23, shot twice in the face, clung to life in a hospital for five days. Mr. Ellis and one of his co-defendants, Dexter Bostic, who both have lengthy criminal records, were captured in the Poconos after a three-day search.