Report: Man Says Friendly Fire Shooting Stemmed From Prank
Apr 5, 2019, 5:04 PM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:11 pm
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Christopher Ransom told the New York Daily News in an interview published Friday that he only meant to carry out a phony holdup of a T-Mobile store in Queens.
He said he carried a fake gun and that a friend videotaped the stunt.
He said he returned the workers’ money before walking into a barrage of police gunfire that claimed the life of Det. Brian Simonsen. The shooting also wounded Sgt. Matthew Gorman.
He told the newspaper that he was not a “monster” and that he didn’t anticipate what happened.
Ransom faces murder and other charges in Simonsen’s death.