Officer Brian Moore killed on duty, suspect arrested after manhunt

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A New York City police officer from Long Island was shot in the head in Queens on Saturday evening, setting off an intense hunt for the suspect, an NYPD official said. Officer Brian Moore, 25, of Massapequa was hospitalized that night. Demetrius Blackwell, 35, identified as the suspected shooter, was under arrest. Moore succumbed to his injuries on Monday, May 4, 2015.

A police officer, right, and another woman comfort
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A police officer, right, and another woman comfort each other outside the 105th Precinct in Queens Village after hearing that Police Officer Brian Moore passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015.

NYPD Officer Brian Moore in a photo from
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NYPD Officer Brian Moore in a photo from the 2007 Plainedge High School yearbook. Moore, of Massapequa, was shot in the head on Saturday, May 2, 2015, and died from his injuries on Monday, May 4.

NYPD Officer Brian Moore was a native of

NYPD Officer Brian Moore was a native of Massapequa.

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Demetrius Blackwell appears in court for his arraignment
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Demetrius Blackwell appears in court for his arraignment Sunday, May 3, 2015, in the Queens.

A Nassau County police car sits outside the
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A Nassau County police car sits outside the Massapequa home of NYPD Officer Brian Moore, 25, on Sunday, May 3, 2015. The officer, who was shot Saturday while working in Queens Village, is in Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

Police officer Brian Moore, 25, who was appointed
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Police officer Brian Moore, 25, who was appointed to the Department in July 2010, was shot in the head in Queens Saturday night, May 2, 2015.

Demetrius Blackwell, 35, is taken into custody by
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Demetrius Blackwell, 35, is taken into custody by NYPD officers for his alleged involvement in the shooting of a cop on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Blackwell has an extensive arrest history, which includes criminal possession of a weapon and robbery, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said during a press conference Saturday. May 2, 2015.

NYPD officers gather in a show of support
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NYPD officers gather in a show of support near the location on 212th Street in Queens Village where a fellow officer was wounded after being shot by a man that police say he and his partner had wanted to question. Officers set up lights to search for the shooter near homes and darkened alleys.

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NYPD officers gather in a show of support
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NYPD officers gather in a show of support near the location on 212th Street in Queens Village where a fellow officer was wounded after being shot by a man, police said, he and his partner sought to question. Officers and detectives searched the area for the shooter. NYPD officers set up lights to search near homes and darkened alleys.

NYPD officers set up lights to search near
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NYPD officers set up lights to search near homes and darkened alleys after a fellow officer was wounded by a gunman Saturday night, May 2, 2015, in Queens Village.

NYPD officers gather in a show of support
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NYPD officers gather in a show of support near the location on 212th Street in Queens Village where a fellow officer was wounded after being shot by a man that police say he and his partner wanted to question.

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton addresses reporters at Jamaica
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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton addresses reporters at Jamaica Hospital and Medical Center, Saturday night, May 2, 2015, following the shooting of an NYPD officer in Queens.

New York City police officers stand guard outside
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New York City police officers stand guard outside Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Saturday night, May 2, 2015, while additional officers continue to arrive following the shooting of an NYPD officer in Queens Village earlier in the evening.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left,
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, with NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, addresses reporters at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Saturday night, May 2, 2015, following the shooting of a police officer in Queens Village.

A New York police officer was shot and
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A New York police officer was shot and wounded in Queens Village on Saturday evening, May 2, 2015, setting off an intense search for the suspect.

Police investigate the area where an NYPD officer
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Police investigate the area where an NYPD officer was shot on 104th Road in Queens Village on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Police in massive numbers descended on the Queens
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Police in massive numbers descended on the Queens Village neighborhood after the 6:15 p.m. shooting on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Police from Nassau County raced to Queens to
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Police from Nassau County raced to Queens to aid NYPD officers in the search before the suspect was caught.

Police officers investigating the area peered into yards
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Police officers investigating the area peered into yards and passing vehicles and told residents to stay in their homes.

Police search the neighborhood on Saturday, May 2,
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Police search the neighborhood on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The shooting comes five months after two NYPD officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn.

Police go block by block in Queens Village,
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Police go block by block in Queens Village, searching for a suspect they say shot an NYPD officer on Saturday evening, May 2, 2015.

The wounded NYPD officer was taken in a
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The wounded NYPD officer was taken in a squad car to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where surgeons were fighting to save his life, officials said Saturday night, May 2, 2015.

In the evening of May 2, 2015, police
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In the evening of May 2, 2015, police officers conducted an intense search for the suspect in the shooting of an NYPD officer.

Police investigate the area where an NYPD officer
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Police investigate the area where an NYPD officer was shot on 104th Road on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Police search for the shooting suspect in Queens
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Police search for the shooting suspect in Queens Village on Saturday evening, May 2, 2015.

An NYPD officer was shot and wounded in
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An NYPD officer was shot and wounded in Queens Village on Saturday evening, May 2, 2015, setting off an intense search for the suspect.

The shot NYPD officer underwent hours of surgery
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The shot NYPD officer underwent hours of surgery at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens on Saturday night, May 2, 2015.

A major police search went throughout the area
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A major police search went throughout the area of 104th Road and 212th Street in Queens Village on Saturday evening, May 2, 2015.

An NYPD officer was shot and wounded in
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An NYPD officer was shot and wounded in Queens Village on Saturday evening, May 2, 2015, setting off an intense search for the suspect, police said.

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