Man Learns His Fate After Fake Gun Stunt Ends in Officer's Death

Man Learns His Fate After Fake Gun Stunt Ends in Officer's Death


The man whose decision to rob a cellphone store in 2019 culminated in a New York Police Department detective being killed by friendly fire has been sentenced to 33 years behind bars.

Christopher Ransom and another man robbed a T-Mobile store in Queens on Feb. 12, 2019. Ransom used a fake gun, the Daily News reported.

Police arrived at the scene and surrounded Ransom and his accomplice, Jagger Freeman. Despite the fact that his weapon was not real, Ransom ran toward officers pointing it at them.

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Not knowing that the gun was fake, officers opened fire. Ransom was struck eight times but survived. NYPD Sgt. Matthew Gorman was also hit by police gunfire. He took a bullet to the leg but lived.

Detective Brian Simonsen,

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