2nd suspect sought in NYC officer's shooting death

December 13, 2011 - 3:45 AM
Officer Shot

This undated photo provided by the New York City Police Dept. shows Officer Peter Figoski, who was shot in the face and killed early Monday morning, Dec. 12, 2011, while responding to a report of a break-in at a Brooklyn apartment. Figoski was pronounced dead at 7:17 a.m. at a hospital just hours after the shooting, authorities said. (AP Photo/NYPD)

NEW YORK (AP) — A search is under way for a second suspect in the deadly shooting of a New York City police officer who was killed while responding to a routine call.

Police say Officer Peter Figoski was backing up other officers checking out a reported apartment break-in early Monday in Brooklyn when a fleeing suspect shot the 22-year veteran in the face.

Lamont Pride, 27, has been arrested on murder charges. A second man who had struggled with Figoski's partner is being sought.

The 47-year-old officer was the second NYPD officer to be killed on duty this year, the first in a shooting.