A New York City police officer was shot in the head Saturday night, states the Associated Press. The man accused of shooting the officer will be arraigned Sunday on charges including two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, officials said.
No evidence has been given that the shooting was related to protests or riots.
Demetrius Blackwell was arrested Saturday night in the shooting of Officer Brian Moore, who remained hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
The AP: “Bratton said Blackwell has a criminal record that includes a weapons possession charge, but the suspect made no such anti-police postings and was being pursued by the anti-crime officers because of his behavior.”
Blackwell, 35, was expected to be arraigned Sunday afternoon, the Queens district attorney’s office said. It was not clear if he had a lawyer.