Court docs: Alleged cop-killer Lamont Pride told police he was 'sorry'
Accused cop-killer Lamont Pride told police he was "sorry" and "didn't mean" to gun down NYPD Det. Peter Figoski, according to court filings released Wednesday in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn.
"I sorry for what I did," accused shooter Lamont Pride allegedly told police who were transporting him to Central Booking last month. "I didn't mean for this to happen. I didn't want to kill a cop. It went wrong and I'm sorry. I can't take it back."
Pride, 27, of North Carolina, and four other men are charged with killing the 22-year NYPD veteran from Long Island when Figoski, 47, responded to an attempted robbery of a drug dealer in East New York on Dec. 12.
Figoski, police say, confronted Pride as he fled the scene. Pride, according to reports of his interrogation, told cops that he was knocked down by another defendant, Kevin Santos, while trying to flee.
"I tried to run by skipping 1st step," Pride said according to police notes. "Officer comes toward him on steps. I was scared. I clutched both hands . . . Fires the gun."
Pride's lawyer declined to comment on the reported statements.
Pride's statements were included in a thick sheaf of police reports disclosed by prosecutors Wednesday as the five defendants appeared in shackles in the Brooklyn courtroom.
Their next scheduled court appearance is on April 19.