NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -An NYPD officer who was shot in the head Saturday night has died, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Monday.
Bratton called Police Officer Brian Moore an "extraordinary young man" who had made dozens of arrests in his career.
Bratton and PBA President Patrick Lynch briefly spoke outside the hospital where Moore was being cared for after the shooting in Queens.
Suspect Demetrius Blackwell was arraigned Sunday in the shooting of Officer Brian Moore and remains jailed without bail.
The 35-year-old was arrested after a house-by-house search following the shooting.
Over the weekend, Bratton said Moore and his partner had pulled up in an unmarked police car to a man who was adjusting his waistband suspiciously.
Bratton said the officers exchanged words with the man before he turned suddenly and fired at least twice, striking Moore.
The cop, described as a four-year veteran who is not married, was rushed to Jamaica Hospital in a radio car. He was responding to a report of a person with a gun.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement Monday afternoon.
"The shooting of Officer Brian Moore over the weekend was a deplorable act of violence that has robbed New York of one of its finest," Cuomo said in a statement. "As a member of the NYPD, Officer Moore put the safety of his fellow New Yorkers before his own, and we will remember his service with gratitude and pride. I join with all New Yorkers in mourning his passing and send my deepest condolences to his friends and family."
The officer was the fifth New York City cop shot in the last five months.
With the Associated Pres