NYPD shooting suspects charged with murder

The three men accused of shooting two NYPD officers during a traffic stop were arraigned on murder charges Monday. Dexter Bostic, Robert Ellis and Lee Woods were arraigned on first-degree murder charges,

News 12 Staff

Jul 16, 2007, 9:32 PM

Updated 6,212 days ago

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The three men accused of shooting two NYPD officers during a traffic stop were arraigned on murder charges Monday.
Dexter Bostic, Robert Ellis and Lee Woods were arraigned on first-degree murder charges, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office. The charges were upgraded because 23-year-old Officer Russel Timoshenko died at a Brooklyn hospital on Saturday.
Timoshenko's partner, Herman Yan, was hit in the chest and arm but was saved by his bullet-resistant vest.
The three suspects were stopped on suspicion of driving a stolen SUV. After the alleged shooting, Bostic and Ellis led local, state and federal law enforcement agencies on a multi-state manhunt before their arrest in Pennsylvania.
If convicted, all three men could be sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Officer Timoshenko's viewing will take place Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the I. J. Morris Funeral Home in Brooklyn. His funeral will take place at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the same location.
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