A Brooklyn man, who is accused of shooting plainclothes police officer Kevin Brennan, was indicted Monday on charges of first-degree attempted murder.
Luis Ortiz, 21, faces 25 years to life in prison after he shot Brennan in the head last week. Brennan miraculously survived the gun shot, which hit him behind his right ear.
Brennan had been responding to a call of a man with a gun with officers Michael Burbridge and Christopher Mastoros when they encountered Ortiz and two other men in the Bushwick Project Houses. Ortiz, who was wanted in connection with the New Years Day murder of Shannan McKinney, took of running and was followed by Brennan. They ran into a building where Ortiz shot Brennan from behind.
Ortiz and his attorneys were not present at the announcement of the Indictment at the Brooklyn Supreme Court.
Brennan has started therapy and begun to walk
He's progressing along, but it's a long road for him, said Pat Lynch, president of the President's Benevolent Association. He's fighting, but it takes time.