Detective Brian Simonsen, 42, was shot in the chest and succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital after he and his sergeant responded to reports of a robbery at a T-Mobile cell phone store in Queens, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said at a press conference.
The robbery suspect, Christopher Ransom, 27, also suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
In a grim rite, officers from across the New York City Police Department stood and saluted Tuesday night outside Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in a cold drizzle as the remains of a detective, believed to have been caught in the crosshairs of fellow law enforcement, were driven past in an ambulance.
A second officer, Sgt. Matthew Gorman, was struck by friendly fire, and reportedly expected to survive.
'Make no mistake about it, friendly fire aside, it is because of the actions of the suspect that Detective Simonsen is dead, ' the commissioner said as he choked back tears.
"This is an absolute tragedy, the worst outcome any police officer or family of a police officer could ever imagine", police commissioner O'Neill added.
At the time, "multiple officers" were firing "multiple rounds", O'Neill said.
The suspect's firearm recovered at the scene was fake, O'Neill said.
He says the detective was immediately put into a marked police vehicle and rushed to the hospital, but despite their efforts, he died. "He didn't have to be at work tonight", Palladino said. Simonsen earlier Tuesday. An elected delegate with the 102nd detective squad, Det.
"We miss him, we're going to miss him. All-time, all the time, he come in my store, all times", one worker said. "That bravery and resolve is something we all need to understand".
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed flags on all state government buildings to fly at half staff in honor of Simonsen. "This tragedy is a heartbreaking reminder of the risks the courageous men and women in law enforcement face every day to keep us safe".
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The suspected robber who allegedly held up a Queens T-Mobile store, leading to the death of an NYPD detective, is a career criminal who once was busted for impersonating a cop, lied his way into a Brooklyn court internship and was busted for stalking two judges six years ago.
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