The violent ex-con accused of gunning down a hero cop in Brooklyn Monday should have been locked up weeks ago for shooting a man in North Carolina, the Daily News has learned.

Despite being arrested twice in New York since September, a series of legal snafus allowed Lamont Pride to roam the streets of the city free to kill.

"I'm glad he's finally caught. I wouldn't put nothing past this guy," RayShawn Maberson, the Greensboro, N.C., man Pride is accused of shooting in August, said when told Pride was arrested for killing veteran NYPD Officer Peter Figoski.

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