NY Police Officer Who Responded To Fire Started By 'Bored' Teen Dies From Injuries
NEW YORK – One of the NYPD officers who was injured responding to a fire started by a "bored" teen in an apartment building in Coney Island, has died.
Dennis Guerra, 38, was declared dead at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx.
He was transferred there after doctors had difficulty stabilizing him at Coney Island Hospital and Jacobi Hospital.
Guerra and his partner, Rosa Rodriguez, 33, were overcome by carbon monoxide and smoke on Sunday after taking an elevator to the 13th floor of the Brooklyn building.
Rodriguez was listed in critical condition on Wednesday.
Marcell Dockery, 16, was charged in connection with the fire. He was arraigned on charges of assault, arson and reckless endangerment and held without bail.
He reportedly told investigators he was "bored" when he started the fire.
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday the NYPD will develop a policy for officers using an elevator while responding to a fire.
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