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Accomplice in Cop Killing Gets 25 Years for Armed Robbery

By Smriti Rao | July 19, 2012 11:33am

JAMAICA—A Far Rockaway man serving time his role in the killing of Officer Russel Timoshenko in Brooklyn in 2007 was sentenced Wednesday to an extra 25 years behind bars for shooting an unarmed man during a robbery the day before the cop was gunned down, authorities said.

According to authorities, Robert Ellis, 39, and his accomplice, Dexter Bostic, stopped their car at the corner of Sutphin Boulevard and 109th Drive in Jamaica just before 5 a.m. on July 8, 2007—where the victim, Carl Field, was standing talking with a friend.

Bostic then got out of the car and shot Field in his left leg before they stole $1,800 in cash, a chain and keys to his Black BMW SUV.

The next day, as Ellis, Bostic and Lee Woods were driving in the stolen ride, they were pulled over by Timoshenko and his partner, Herman Yan.

As the cops approached the vehicle, they were fired on with the same gun used to shoot Field the previous day.

Timoshenko later died from his wounds and Yan was left severely injured.

Ellis was acquitted of killing Timoshenko but was convicted of gun charges and tossed behind bars for 15 years.

Wednesday’s conviction tacks on an extra 25 years in prison, which will be served consecutively.