CYPRESS HILLS, NY (PIX11)—According to sources, police have made two new arrests Monday night in the case of a violent Brooklyn home invasion that left a 22-year NYPD veteran dead.
Police have now made three total arrests in the deadly Cypress Hills robbery attempt -- including alleged gunman Lamont Pride, an ex-con from the Marlboro Houses in Coney Island.
Pride is accused of firing a bullet from his 9mm semi-automatic Ruger into the face of NYPD officer Peter Figoski, killing him, after fleeing an unsuccessful robbery attempt. Figoski, 47, had responded to the basement robbery-in-progress just after 2:15 a.m. when, according to Police Commissioner Kelly, the gunman burst out of the basement apartment after hiding in a front room.
At the time of the shooting, NYPD officer Glenn Estrada was already wrestling with a second man, who he then let up in order to chase down Pride. The escaped suspect was later seen on surveillance footage walking casually away from the scene. According to the source, he is now in custody at the 75th precinct, along with another man who may have acted as a lookout.
A police investigation is ongoing.