Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes will announce the indictments of three men in the murder of Police Officer Russell Timoshenko and the attempted murder of Officer Herman Yan at a press conference this afternoon.
The three suspects in the police shooting, Dexter Bostick, Robert Ellis and Lee Woods, have already been indicted and arraigned before. The superceding indictment announced today will include upgraded charges of murder since Timoshenko succumbed to grave bullet wounds suffered during a traffic stop in Brooklyn. The police union and others asked for federal prosecutors to take over the case so that the three suspects could face the death penalty, but the case will tried by the Brooklyn DA.
Hynes and Kelly will lay out the groundwork of the case at the press conference showing video surveillance of the shooting, a map of the area, and the weapons used against the two officers. At 2 p.m., all three suspects will appear before a judge once again to be arraigned on the new indictment.