Sentencing in shooting death postponed

The sentencing of an off-duty Bronx traffic officer convicted of shooting and killing an unarmed drunken driver has been delayed.A jury found Rafael Lora guilty

THE BRONX - The sentencing of an off-duty Bronx traffic officer convicted of shooting and killing an unarmed drunken driver has been delayed.

A jury found Rafael Lora guilty last month in the shooting death of Fermin Arzu, who was shot after crashing his minivan into a parked car outside Lora's house.

Lora's attorney requested Thursday that his client get no prison time for his second-degree manslaughter conviction.

"We're working hard to show the court what a professional, excellent officer Lora has been his entire career and clearly is not in need of any incarceration," says attorney Stuart London.

London handed in a motion at the Bronx County of Hall Justice requesting that Lora's sentence be set aside because he shot Arzu in self defense.

Judge Clancy is expected to deliver a written decision on the motion June 11.

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