NEW YORK (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of murder in connection to a 2019 store robbery that led to the death of a New York City police officer hit by crossfire from other officers’ guns. Jagger Freeman faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on June 30. Prosecutors say he and Christopher Ransom set off a chain of events that led to New York Police Department Detective Brian Simonsen being killed in February 2019 after officers responded to a Queens store that was being robbed by the two men. Freeman’s attorney declined to comment.
Photo: Leanne Simonsen, the widow of Det. Brian Simonsen, holds the flag that draped his casket following his funeral at the Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)