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Nakwon Foxworth, Nostrand Cop Shooter, Charged With Attempted Murder Of Seven Police Officers

Nakwon Foxworth (Source: MySpace)

Prosecutors charged Nakwon Foxworth, the suspect who shot and wounded four police officers on April 8, with seven counts of attempted murder this morning.

Foxworth, 33, opened fire on several members of the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit in the early Sunday morning shooutout, striking four of them before taking a bullet to the belly. Police responded to the scene after the suspect allegedly brandished a gun during an argument with movers in front of his building at 3301 Nostrand Avenue, then took his pregnant girlfriend and their infant child hostage.

After police arrived on the scene, Foxworth’s girlfriend escaped with the infant. As the officers entered the apartment, Foxworth began shooting.

The four officers — Captain Al Pizzano, Detective Kenneth Ayala, Detective Michael Keenan and Officer Matthew Granahan – sustained non-life threatening wounds and have been released from the hospital.

Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes unveiled the charges today, and Foxworth was arraigned from Kings County Hospital, where he is being treated for the gun shot wound to his torso.

He is charged with:

  • seven counts of attempted murder in the first degree
  • attempted aggravated murder
  • attempted murder in the second degree
  • attempted assault in the first degree
  • attempted assault in the second degree
  • attempted aggravated assault upon a police officer
  • assault in the first degree
  • assault in the second degree
  • criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree
  • criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree
  • menacing in the second degree
  • unlawful imprisonment in the first degree
  • endangering the welfare of a child

If convicted, Foxworth faces a maximum sentence of 40 years to life. He was previously released from prison in 2010 after a 10-year stint for attempted murder and selling drugs behind bars.

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  1. My politics are left of center, but a maximum of 40 years for SEVEN counts of attempted murder and ten lesser counts, after he’s already served 10 years for attempted murder and dealing drugs? 
    Is this severe enough, especially when his lawyer will most likely seek a plea deal for  lesser sentence?

  2. New York needs the Death Penalty Back; why waste taxpayer money housing these animals in jail, when those resources can be used to really improve this country.

    This guy should have received the Death Penalty and his organs harvest for transplantation. You never know when you’ll need an transplant.

  3. If you ask me we should do what England did and ship them all off to some sub-tropical island to let them fend for themselves. If we wait 200 years we might end up with another awesome country filled with hot redheads.

  4. Meanwhile cops are being convicted of crimes for making a mistake on a summons. Just waiting for the communion picture and how “he was about to change his life around”. But the public still hates and bashes cops….Guess they should have tried to “shoot him in the leg or arm”. 

  5. “my politics are left of center” about sums up what is wrong with NYC. Left leaning people like you are the reason people like Nakwon Foxworth, Dexter Bostic, Lamont Pride, and countless other career criminals are able to walk to the streets after receiving such light penalties for their action before committing the big one that puts them away for good. But then we’re quick to throw our police officers under the bus just for doing their jobs.

  6. 40 years will magically become 10 or 15, and he’ll be young enough to do it again. How do you think all the repeat offenders get back on the street so quickly?

  7. you obviously have no clue what a minimum mandatory is for a felon. its 10 years mandatory just for him possessing the firearm.

  8. Let’s talk about the good things about Nakhon. He is a good man, was in college. No one should judge anyone. Nobody can’t really say anything because y’all wasn’t there. FREE Nakwon foxworth.. He is a good dude, only y’all knew him


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