NYPD cop from Garden City shot point-blank in the head after chase in Brooklyn

Luis Ortiz, the alleged shooter of NYPD officer

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Luis Ortiz, the alleged shooter of NYPD officer Kevin Brennan, shouting to the crowd while being led out of the 90th. Prct. (Feb. 1, 2012) (Credit: Errol Anderson)

NYPD Officer Kevin Brennan was shot in the head virtually at point-blank range late Tuesday by a suspect who also may have tried to squeeze off a second shot at the downed cop, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

That suspect, Luis Ortiz, 21, of Brooklyn, was charged Wednesday with attempted murder of a police officer, assault on a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing.

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