Cypress Hills

Third defendant convicted in Brooklyn cop-killing

May 29, 2013 From Kings County District Attorney's Office
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Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Wednesday announced the conviction of Kevin Santos, 32, of murder in the second degree and burglary in the first degree for the shooting death of Police Officer Peter J. Figoski, a 22-year veteran of the 75th Precinct, in December 2011. 

Co-defendant Nelson Morales, 29, was convicted of the same charges on May 24.  Both face 25-years-to-life in prison.  Sentencing for both is expected to take place on June 20, by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Alan Marrus.

At approximately 2:15 am on December 12, 2011, Officer Peter J. Figoski and his partner, Detective Glenn Estrada, were responding to a robbery in  Cypress Hills.  Co-defendant Lamont Pride shot Officer Figoski in the face.   Figoski died five hours later at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

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Earlier this year, Pride was convicted of murder in the second degree and sentenced to 45 years-to-life in prison.  Ariel Tejada pleaded guilty to murder and burglary charges and testified against Pride, Morales and Santos.

 The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kenneth Taub, Chief of the Homicide Bureau, and Assistant District Attorney Howard Jackson, Counsel to the Homicide Bureau.

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