2nd suspect in robbery that led to NYPD detective's death held without bailPosted: Updated:
The second suspect charged in the Queens robbery that led to the death of an NYPD detective from Long Island has been ordered held without bail.
Jagger Freeman, 25, is accused of acting as a lookout in the robbery that led to the friendly fire death of NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen.
Freeman allegedly stood watch outside of a Queens T-Mobile store while it was being held up on Tuesday.
Investigators say a total of eight officers responded and the alleged thief, 27-year-old Christopher Ransom, charged at them with a fake handgun.
The group of officers fired a total of 42 shots at the suspect in 11 seconds and when the smoke cleared, 42-year-old Simonsen, a Calverton native, had been struck once in the chest.
Simonsen was not wearing a protective vest and was killed.
Another officer, Sgt. Matthew Gorman of Seaford, was shot in the leg. He's since been released from the hospital.
Both suspects in the case were hit with long lists of charges, including murder and robbery. Ransom was charged last week, and police announced charges against Freeman on Saturday.
Prosecutors say Ransom and Freeman worked together on two separate occasions. The other robbery allegedly happened only four days earlier, on Feb. 8.
Freeman's case is now scheduled to go before a grand jury on Feb. 21.
Services for Detective Simonsen will be held in Hampton Bays this week. Wakes are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, and his funeral will be held on Wednesday.
- The Lido Beach teen who is accused of fatally stabbing an Oceanside high school student was ordered Thursday held without bail.
- The mother of a Parkland, Florida, massacre victim was among a number of gun safety advocates rallying Thursday outside an NRA fundraiser at The Inn at New Hyde Park.
- Police say at least one shot was fired Thursday afternoon on National Boulevard and West Hudson Street in Long Beach.
- The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu.
- Aumenta la angustia entre los familiares de la niña desaparecida en NJ. Guerra política en El Bronx por la silla que dejará el congresista Serrano.
- Get ready to sample fare from baseball stadiums from across the country at the MLB FoodFest.Get ready to sample fare from baseball stadiums from across the country at the MLB FoodFest.
- This week's dogs are up for adoption at Jake's Rescue Ranch. The shelter can be contacted via their website or email.
- The Who perform at Jones BeachThe Who perform at Jones Beach
- Did you do something fun with your kids this weekend? Share your adventure with us!Did you do something fun with your kids this weekend? Share your adventure with us!
Did you catch the big one? Prove it...no fish stories here! Tweet or Instagram your photos using #LIFish and we may put it in this gallery or show on air.