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Man serving life for deadly cop shooting sentenced for Queens attempted murder, robbery

| ctumola@queenscourier.com

A man already serving life in prison without parole for fatally shooting a cop was sentenced to 25 years to life Wednesday for trying to rob and murder a Queens man less than 24 hours before shooting the officer, according to District Attorney Richard Brown.

“Today’s sentence ensures that the defendant – a dangerous predator who has been convicted of shooting an unarmed man and an on-duty police officer within 24 hours – will spend the rest of his life in prison and never again see the light of day,” Brown said.

Dexter Bostic, 40, formerly of Far Rockaway allegedly shot the robbery victim, Carl Field, who was 20 at the time, near Sutphin Boulevard and 109th Drive just before 5 a.m. on July 8, 2007, according to Brown. After striking him in the leg, Bostic demanded money from Field, and Field handed over $1,800 in cash, a chain and the keys to his vehicle. Bostic then fled in a vehicle driven by Robert Ellis, 40.

Bostic and Ellis were convicted of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fifth-degree criminal possession.

Ellis was sentenced in July 2013 to a determinate term of 25 years in prison, Brown said. He is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for a weapons possession conviction involving the July 9, 2007 fatal shooting of NYPD Officer Russel Timoshenko in Brooklyn.

Officers Timoshenko, 23, and Herman Yan, 27, pulled over a stolen BMW SUV in which Ellis, Bostic, and another individual were riding in that day, according to Brown.

The officers were shot at numerous times as they approached the vehicle. One of the weapons used included the gun used to shoot, Brown said. Yan survived, but Timoshenko died five days later.





Off-duty cop shot in Bronx in stable condition, 1 suspect dead

| brennison@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD

An off-duty cop, shot in the chest while attempting to break up an armed robbery, fired and killed one of the suspects while two others fled.

The incident occurred at 6:30 p.m. in the Bronx when off-duty officer Ivan Marcano’s girlfriend witnessed a robbery in progress while the pair drove on Harrison Avenue.  Marcano exited the car, identified himself to the two suspects and was fired at immediately, said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

After returning to the car and on the way to the hospital, Marcano saw the suspects exit a white Mustang.  The officer got out of the car and using one hand to cover his wound while holding his gun in the other, fired at the suspects, fatally hitting one while two others fled.

Police are looking aggressively for the two other suspects, Kelly said.  A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to their arrest.

A .380 caliber semi-automatic gun was recovered at the scene.

An ambulance stationed near the scene of the shootout transferred the 27-year-old officer to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital where he is in stable condition.

“Another evening at a hospital,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who joined Kelly at Bronx-Lebanon.

“This is another case of guns in the wrong hands leading to violence.”

This was the 12th officer shot this year.

On Tuesday, Nassau County officer Arthur Lopez was killed on the border of Nassau and Queens.

Marcano joined the force in 2007 and is assigned to Transit District 12.