Bodega worker’s family seeks life sentence for shooting suspect
The family of a Bronx bodega worker who was killed when a man stole an officer's holstered gun and fired it during an altercation lamented Wednesday that new police equipment was not in use at the time of the incident.
"It's good for the public that the holsters are being changed for all police officers, but it's too late for Wali Camara," said the family's attorney, Sanford Rubenstein.
The family, speaking after the suspect's latest court appearance, called for a life prison sentence for the man accused of shooting Camara.
Efrain Guzman has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with Camara's shooting death last August. He is being held without bail.
Camara's family filed a $20 million lawsuit against the city over the incident in December.
The NYPD has since announced that it is replacing officers' gun holsters with a new version that automatically locks.