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NYPD Officers Kill Man on FBI's Most Wanted List

January 03, 2008  | 

Brooklyn narcotics officers shot and killed a man Tuesday who was a fugitive on the FBI's Most Wanted list wanted in connection with the shooting of a cop.

The man, Darin John Richardson, had been a fugitive since he allegedly shot and wounded a Cobb County, Ga., officer on Aug. 20, 2005.

Richardson attracted the attention of the NYPD officers who say they saw the man fiddling with something in his waistband. Believing that the man was carrying a concealed weapon, the officers followed him.

When confronted by the three plainclothes officers, Richardson reportedly drew a .38 caliber Rossi revolver. A witness told the New York Daily News that even though the officers were dressed in hooded sweatshirts, they had their badges out and clearly identified themselves as officers.

One of the officers commanded Richardson to "Drop the gun!" Another witness told the paper that the man did not drop the weapon and turned toward the officers.

Officer Michael Corvi fired five times and Det. Frank Sarrica fired twice. Richardson was reportedly hit twice, once in the back cutting his aorta and once in the leg.

The two officers were subjected to sobriety tests required by new NYPD policy. Both passed.

Tags: NYPD, FBI, Most Wanted Lists

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Comments (6)

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shield20 @ 1/3/2008 1:21 PM

Sounds like good proactive Police work and good observations on the part of the Officers. Good job guys! I hope the administrative Monday morning quarterbacks aren't second guessing them and their actions.

JckMllr @ 1/3/2008 2:17 PM

Good police work with another "Adam Henry" bitting the dust....

info@bigcitycops.com @ 1/4/2008 3:17 AM

Sound like the officers used outstanding restraint in engaging the threatening suspect. Let's hope the media doesnt go after NYPDs finest and make this crook out to be some sort of victim. Good Job Fellas...take care and be safe...

Dan Ferrell @ 1/4/2008 6:34 AM

The officer that he shot in Cobb County, Ga. is a good friend of mine. It was an attempt to execute the officer after he was already wounded and Richardson decided to go back and shoot the officer in the head instead of escape. I really appreciate NYPD for their proactive work that lead to the contact with Richardson, our department has never stopped attempting to locate him. Now the officer and our department can lay that one to rest.

det4724 @ 1/4/2008 7:38 AM

good observation on the part of the undercover officers. was also glad to read that there were witnesses on scene who saw what happened and stayed around to tell the story. as always to every lawenforcement offecer out there, watch your backs and be safe, peace!

entryman22 @ 1/20/2008 4:39 PM

That's a win, whoorah!

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