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Peter Figoski Case: Lamont Pride to be sentenced in killing of NYPD officer

Lamont Pride, center, stands at his arraignment for the shooting and death of a New York Police Department officer, Peter Figoski, 22, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Pride was already wanted in a previous, non-fatal shooting in North Carolina but remained on the streets because arrest warrants didn't require his return there. AP Photo/Jessie Ward

Lamont Pride stands at his arraignment
Lamont Pride (center) stands at his arraignment for the shooting death of New York Police Officer Peter Figoski on Dec. 13, 2011, in Brooklyn, New York
AP Photo/Jessie Ward

(CBS) - A convicted murderer is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for fatally shooting a New York City police officer during a botched home robbery, CBS New York reports.

Lamont Pride, 28, was convicted earlier this month of second-degree murder in the December 2011 slaying of Officer Peter Figoski. He is facing 25 years to life without parole for shooting Figoski to death, who was blocking Pride's escape from a botched robbery of a drug dealer, according to the station.

Pride was also found guilty of first-degree burglary and aggravated manslaughter, CBS New York reports. He was acquitted of the most serious charge, first-degree murder.

An alleged accomplice, 22-year-old Michael Velez, was acquitted of all charges, according to CBS New York. Two other suspects involved in the robbery are awaiting trial. Another alleged accomplice pleaded guilty and worked out a plea deal.

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