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A Sheepshead Bay man who shot at five police officers and injured three after the cops tried to break up a fight in his Sheepshead Bay building three years ago was convicted of multiple charges on April 1.

Nakwon Foxworth was in a verbal dispute with movers who left item in a hallway in his Nostrand Avenue building near Avenue T on April 8, 2012, according to the district attorney. Foxworth then pulled a gun on the workers and the police were called to the scene. Foxworth, still armed, fled to his apartment with his pregnant girlfriend and their 10-month-old son.

After an hour, Foxworth allowed his girlfriend and their son to leave the apartment. Foxworth then fired at the officers, injuring three of them, and the police fired back and struck Foxworth.

Foxworth was convicted of two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, three counts of attempted aggravated assault on a police officer, three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and second-degree menacing.

The district attorney said Foxworth’s violent actions against the police are unfathomable — and his careless crime also put his family at risk.

“Police officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us all safe — this defendant not only had the audacity to fire at our police officers, he recklessly put the pregnant mother of his baby in harm’s way,” said District Attorney Ken Thompson, adding that he is sure the sentencing will be severe. “The jury has spoken and now the defendant will spend many well-deserved years behind bars.”

All of the officers have recovered from their injuries.

The sentencing for Foxworth is scheduled for April 23. He could get life in prison.

Reach reporter Vanessa Ogle at vogle@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4507. Follow her attwitter.com/oglevanessa.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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