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Ex-NYPD Officer acquitted from trial which Claimed that He Killed his Childhood Friend

Ex-NYPD Officer acquitted from trial which Claimed that He Killed his Childhood Friend

New York City, NY: The murder case involving the shooting of a childhood friend on Long Island by a former NYPD officer has resulted in an acquittal.

According to Newsday, a jury found 30-year-old Errick Allen guilty of threatening Christopher Curro in the shooting that occurred on May 12, 2020.

Allen shot his North Massapequa primary school classmate Curro when he was off duty. The shooting was investigated by the office of New York State Attorney General Letitia James due to the fact that a police officer was involved.

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During the five-week trial, prosecutors from James’ office claimed that after an angry text argument, Allen shot Curro “execution style” in the skull, neck, and arm. Allen was assaulted by Curro, according to defense counsel Anthony La Pinta, who claimed that Curro attempted to seize his NYPD-issued firearms. The incident was characterized by La Pinta as a “classic case of self-defense,” according to Newsday.

On counts of murder and manslaughter, the Nassau County jury found Allen not guilty. Allen was set to be released from prison on Thursday evening. He has been indicted in August 2021 and faces a maximum prison sentence of one year for the menacing allegation.

Mother Curro expressed her “very surprised and very shocked” and anger over the decision. The victim, a 24-year-old son named Suzanne Curro, was reportedly unarmed when the altercation occurred.

“Chris had no weapons,” the mother told Newsday. “My son only used his words, he didn’t use his weapons and he didn’t use his hands.”

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The stepfather of Allen, Kyle Savas, expressed his wish that everyone could start healing. May the Curro family be able to find peace.

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