NEW YORK — A man convicted of murdering a police officer during a traffic stop in New York City has been sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 55 years.
Prosecutors say Dexter Bostic and two others acted as a team to shoot the officers in July 2007 after being caught with a stolen SUV containing illegal weapons.
Bostic was convicted of shooting and killing Officer Russel Timoshenko (tim-o-SHANK'-o). Another man, Robert Ellis, was accused of shooting now-Detective Herman Yan and was convicted on a weapons possession charge but acquitted of murder. He has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
A mistrial was declared in the case of the third man, Lee Woods, accused of being the driver. His case is being retried.
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Yan was shot in the chest as he approached the SUV. His bullet-resistant vest saved his life.