Sadly NYPD officer, Dennis Guerra, was pronounced dead Wednesday morning at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. He was one of the many police officers who responded to a fire in an apartment building, located in Coney Island. The fire was started by a 16-year-old named Marcell Dockery. He told the authorities that he started the fire because he was “bored”.
Guerra and his partner, Rosa Rodriguez, suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, after taking an elevator to the 13th floor of the Brooklyn building where the fire began. Both officers were in critical condition. Wednesday morning, at 6:58 am, the doctors declared that Guerra was dead.
Dockery was arraigned on charges of assault, arson and reckless endangerment. He is being held without bail. NYPD Commissioner, William Bratton, stated that the NYPD will develop a policy for officers using an elevator while responding to a fire.