5 in Custody in Robbery That Led to Killing of Officer

The police say that they now have five suspects in custody in the Brooklyn robbery that turned into Monday morning’s deadly shooting of a veteran police officer.

Early Monday morning in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn, Officers Peter J. Figoski and Glenn Estrada were responding to a robbery in a two-story home on Pine Street. When shots rang out, Officer Estrada left the man with whom he was struggling to chase down the suspected gunman, Lamont Pride, 27, whom the police said had shot Officer Figoski in the face.

Officer Figoski, 47, died five hours later of his wounds.

On Tuesday, a police spokesman said a second man had been taken into custody, but he did not release his identity. Two others posing as concerned neighbors in the robbery on Pine Street were also apprehended, the spokesman said, and the police said they also arrested a getaway driver, indicating that this had been a planned operation.

All five are being held at the 75th Precinct in East New York, where Officer Figoski worked for 22 years, and they are expected to be charged shortly, the police said.

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