QUEENS — A police detective who was shot and killed earlier this year by an ex-con while patrolling Queens Village will now have a street named after him in the neighborhood he served.
This Friday, a portion of 222nd Street, between 92nd Avenue and 92nd Road will be co-named “Detective 1st Grade Brian Moore Way.” It's near the 105th Precinct, where the fallen lawman was assigned, and more than a dozen blocks away from the place where the five-year veteran was shot.
Moore, 25, was on patrol in an unmarked police car on May 2, near 212th Street and 104th Avenue, when he was shot by 35-year-old Demetrius Blackwell in the head with an illegal handgun, police said.
Moore and his partner, Erik Jansen, who were in plainclothes at the time, had been patrolling the area when they noticed Blackwell adjusting his waistband.
When they inquired about his actions, Blackwell, who has a long rap sheet, including arrests for criminal possession of a weapon and robbery, whipped out a gun and shot Moore in the head, police said.
The lawman died two days later at Jamaica Hospital.
Moore, who joined the NYPD in July 2010 and comes from a family of police officers, was posthumously promoted to detective first grade.
Blackwell, who pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and is currently held at the Manhattan Detention Complex, is due back in court on Jan. 29, according to city records.
The co-naming ceremony will take place on Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.