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

Luis Ortiz, the alleged shooter of NYPD officer

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) Photo 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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