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Cop killer gets 45 to life

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Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:58 am, Thu Mar 14, 2013.

The man convicted of shooting an NYPD officer was sentenced last Thursday to 45 years to life in prison.

Lamont Pride, 28, was sentenced to 25 years for burglary in the first degree, 20 years for aggravated manslaughter in the second degree and 25 years to life for murder in the second degree.

Pride’s first two sentences will run consecutively but concurrent to the third, for a total for 45 years to life.

At approximately 2:15 a.m. on Dec. 12, 2011, Officer Peter Figoski and his partner responded to a robbery in Cypress Hills, not far from the Queens boarder. Upon arrival, Pride, in an attempt to flee, shot Figoski in the face, killing him.

Pride said the shot was accidental and the gun went off when he fell.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Alan Marrus presided over the case and allowed Figoski’s family and Pride to give statements.

The two co-defendants, Kevin Santos and Nelson Moralez, are awaiting trial on second-degree murder charges.

Figoski was posthumously promoted to detective.

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