New York Post

30 years for attack on police

B’klyn stab & shoot

- By BEN FEUERHERD “Allahu Akbar!”

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for stabbing an NYPD cop in the neck and shooting two other officers in an ambush during the 2020 George Floyd protests, authoritie­s said.

Former Flatbush resident Dzenan Camovic, 23, was sentenced by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun after pleading guilty in March to three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and other crimes.

On June 3, 2020, Camovic (inset) walked up to Officers Yayon Frantz Jean Pierre and Randy Ramnarine on Flatbush Avenue near Church Avenue, screamed drew a knife and stabbed Jean Pierre in the neck.

Camovic then rushed Ramnarine and threw his knife at him, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said. Wounded, Jean Pierre fired at the attacker but tripped and lost control of his gun.

Camovic, a Bosnian national, grabbed the firearm and shot Ramnarine in the hand, according to police.

He also shot another cop who responded to the scene in the hand. After the attack, John Miller, then the NYPD’s deputy commission­er of counterter­rorism, said it appeared to be terror-related, but authoritie­s turned up no connection between Camovic and internatio­nal terror groups.

Camovic allegedly told a hospital worker that he was a “worthless piece of s--t,” after the failed assassinat­ion attempt.

“I killed two police officers, and my religion made me do it,” he told the hospital worker, according to court papers filed after the attack.

Camovic had previously been sentenced to 30 years in prison on federal charges, which he’ll serve concurrent­ly to the time in his state case.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez applauded the stiff sentence Wednesday.

“It’s a miracle none of these brave officers were killed when they were ambushed, stabbed and shot by this brazen extremist. We have no tolerance for violence toward our law-enforcemen­t colleagues, and this long prison sentence holds him accountabl­e for his depraved and unconscion­able crimes,” he said.

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