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A veteran NYPD detective was found guilty of trying to murder a man in Queens in 2010.

A 19-year-veteran of the NYPD who was reportedly once assigned to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s security detail has been convicted of attempted murder.

“This is truly a sad day for everyone when a police officer is convicted of breaking the very laws he had sworn to uphold. But in the pursuit of justice, nobody is above the law,” said District Attorney Richard Brown.

On Thursday a jury found Leopold McLean, 48, of Queens, guilty of second-degree attempted murder and first-and second-degree reckless endangerment in connection to the an off-duty shooting of an unarmed man, said the district attorney. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 13, and faces five to 25 years in prison.

Testimony during the trial revealed that McLean shot the victim, Lepaul Gammons, then 39, on November 15, 2010, after he saw him near the Jamaica residence of a woman the men both knew and demanded to know why Gammons was at her home.

McLean chased and shot at Gammons numerous times, hitting him in the buttocks before Gammons was able to drive off in his car.

 

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