Jury convicts Pride of murder in Figoski's death

On left, a police officer looks on at

On left, a police officer looks on at the scene where Peter Figoski was fatally shot in Brooklyn on Dec. 12, 2011. On right, a 2009 photo of Lamont Pride taken while in custody at the Greensboro Detention Center in North Carolina. Pride was found guilty of second-degree murder. Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy; Guilford County Sheriff's Office

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The man accused of firing the shot that killed a New York City police officer from Long Island during a robbery gone wrong has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

The verdict for Lamont Pride was issued Monday in Brooklyn. He was found not guilty of the most serious charge, alleging he intentionally killed the officer.

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Prosecutors said Pride and four others plotted to rob a drug dealer on Dec. 12, 2011, but were interrupted when police were called.

Officer Peter Figoski and his partner were acting as backup when they went inside the basement apartment.

Pride admitted he had a gun but said he didn't mean to shoot anyone.

A second jury is still hearing the case of defendant Michael Velez. He's accused of driving the getaway car.


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