Luis Ortiz, who allegedly shot N.Y.P.D. officer Kevin Brennan Tuesday night, was already a suspect in the first homicide of 2012. On Wednesday police officials said Mr. Ortiz, age 21, had been sought for questioning in the New Year’s Day shooting of a 34-year-old man. The shooting occurred in Brooklyn, not far from where Officer Brennan was shot while grappling with the suspect.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly also said Wednesday that Mr. Ortiz, who is still in custody, had 14 previous arrests.
Officer Brennan was reportedly in critical but stable condition and in pain on Wednesday, Commissioner Kelly said.