- Associated Press - Monday, March 11, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) - Two men have been indicted on murder and other charges in the friendly fire death of New York City police Det. Brian Simonsen.

Simonsen was shot in the chest as he and six other officers opened fire on Christopher Ransom during a robbery at a T-Mobile store in Queens last month.

Police say Ransom was pointing a fake handgun. His accomplice, 25-year-old Jagger Freeman, is accused of being his lookout.

The 27-year-old Ransom is also charged with robbing several other cellphone stores in October and January.

Both men pleaded not guilty at their arraignments Monday.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide