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NYPD Cop Shooting Suspect Is Sorry: Court Papers

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The man charged with firing the shot that killed a police officer responding to a report of a break-in says in court papers he didn't mean to fire the gun and he is sorry that it happened.

Lamont Pride and four others have pleaded not guilty in the death of Officer Peter Figoski. The 22-year veteran was killed responding as backup to a report of a break-in at a Brooklyn apartment.

Pride tells officers, according to court papers, that the gun went off accidentally and he wasn't intending to fire. His attorney had no comment after a brief hearing Wednesday packed with officers, many in uniform.

The statements by the other suspects blame Pride for the shooting and for hatching the plot to rob a drug dealer.

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