A convicted cop-killing militant who went to jail for shooting two NYPD officers and killing one on a Queens street in 1981, has died, officials said Monday.
Abdul Majid, 65, who was serving a 25-years-to-life sentence at the Five Points Correctional Facility in upstate New York, died in a hospital over the weekend, according to a correction department spokesman.
A spokesman for the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's office said Majid died of natural causes — acute cholecystitis, which is an inflammation of the gall bladder.
Majid, who went by the name Anthony Laborde before landing in prison and converting to Islam, was convicted with an accomplice for the murder of Officer John Scarangella and the attempted murder of Officer Richard Rainey.
The two officers stopped a white van in St. Albans, Queens, at 10:30 a.m.in April 1981 to question the two men inside about a series of local burglaries.
Majid and Black Liberation Army partner James Dixon-York emerged from the van and emptied their 15-shot, 9mm pistols at the officers, reports the New York Daily News.
Scarangella died after the attack. Rainey survived, but was forced to quit the department. He died last year.
Dixon-York died in prison in 2009.
Majid was scheduled for a parole hearing next month.