Dzenan Camovic, a Bosnian citizen living illegally in Brooklyn, was inspired by terrorism, prosecutors said, adding that he will be deported after serving his sentence.
“Today’s 30-year sentence, along with Camovic’s removal from the United States, ensures that the community will be protected from hateful ideologies and actions,” U.S. Attorney Breon Peace for the Eastern District of New York said in a statement. .
Camovic then returned to the first officer, assaulted him again and stole his gun, according to the indictment. He then used that weapon to shoot several officers, prosecutors said.
Police opened fire, and Camovic was hit multiple times, CNN previously reported.
The government also said its investigation showed that before the June 2020 attack, “Camovic possessed a large volume of material demonstrating interest in and support for violent Islamist extremism,” including the Islamic State of Iraq and other designated foreign terrorist organizations. Fake (ISIS).
“As today’s sentence shows, those who direct hate-motivated violence against anyone – including the brave men and women of law enforcement – will face severe consequences for our criminal justice system,” FBI Assistant Director Michael J. Driscoll. the New York field office said in a statement.