An ex-convict suspected of gunning down a New York policeman and a carjacking victim was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree murder as he appeared in a courtroom packed with officers.

About 50 police officers, most in uniform, stood in the courtroom and about 50 more filled the hallways during Darrell Fuller's initial appearance on Long Island. He also faces robbery and weapons charges.

Fuller spoke inaudibly in response to the judge's questions. No plea was entered, and the defense didn't ask for bail.

Fuller had been transferred from a hospital to police headquarters on Wednesday. He was hospitalized Tuesday after police say he suffered self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

Police say Fuller was arrested hours after he fatally shot Nassau County Officer Arthur Lopez, who had suspected Fuller had been involved in a hit-and-run car accident.

Read the full Associated Press story.

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