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Denzel Brown,
Amityville, New York
March 23, 2015

Agencies: Suffolk County Police Department New York

Cause of death: shooting

Last updated: over 2 years ago

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A veteran Suffolk County police officer who fatally shot a shoplifting suspect as he tried to carjack a vehicle with two young boys sitting in the back seat should be commended for her “decisive, heroic, necessary action,” the authorities said on Monday. The officer, a nine-year veteran whose name was not disclosed, shot and killed Denzel Brown after he shoplifted two pairs of headphones from a Bay Shore electronics store and tried to steal a car on Sunday night, the Suffolk County police said.