NYPD officer who died after fire remembered 1 year later

Guerra died days after running into a building that was allegedly set on fire by a teenager.

Guerra died days after running into a building that was allegedly set on fire by a teenager. (4/9/15)

BROOKLYN - One year has passed since NYPD Detective Dennis Guerra died from injuries he sustained while responding to a fire in Coney island. 

Guerra succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning and the effects of smoke inhalation when he and his partner ran into a burning building on Surf Avenue back on April 6 of last year. 

Marcell Dockery allegedly told police he started the fire because he was bored. He now faces several charges, including murder. 

However, the 16-year-old's defense attorney says he denies the initial confession and claims he was forced to admit to the crime during interrogation.

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