Police: Retired police officer fatally shoots 18-year-old carjacking suspect Manuel Ocampo
BROOKLYN - A teenager is dead after police say he tried to carjack a retired cop in East New York.
The incident was caught on surveillance at a gas station on Georgia and Linden avenues. The station manager saw the video and says you can see two young men walk up to the back of a car and point a gun at the driver's head.
According to authorities, the driver is a retired officer who now works as a security guard nearby. They say he was armed and fired his weapon, fatally hitting 18-year-old Manuel Ocampo in the head. The other suspect was taken into custody, where he is being questioned by police.
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The retired officer was transported to Kings County Hospital with difficulty breathing.
Ocampo's family, who lives in Coney Island, is distraught over his death. Loved ones have set up a memorial with candles and a picture of the teen. Although he is being accused in the carjacking, Ocampo's family is defending him and saying he was a good kid.
Officials say the investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made. They have not yet released the names of anyone else involved.