2010-10-29 / Top Stories

New Charges Against Rockaway Cop-Killers

By Howard Schwach

Bostic at his trial for the murder of a police officer in 2007. Bostic at his trial for the murder of a police officer in 2007. Former Rockaway thugs Dexter Bostic and Robert Ellis are already in prison – Bostic on a life sentence and Ellis for 15 years – after being convicted of taking part in the killing of one cop and the wounding of another in 2007.

Now, both men face new charges of attempted murder, robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and assault in connection with a crime on July 8, 2007, the night before the police shooting.

The two defendants are presently awaiting arraignment in Queens County Supreme Court in Kew Gardens on a ten-count indictment charging them each with one count of second degree attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault, three counts of first-degree robbery, one count of second-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. If convicted, Bostic faces up to 25 years to life in prison and Ellis faces up to 25 years in prison.

Brown said that, according to the charges, Carl Field, who was 20 at the time, was standing on the corner of Sutphin Boulevard and 109 Drive in Jamaica, Queens, talking to a friend just before 5:00 a.m. on July 8, 2007, when a gray Porsche Cayenne being driven by the defendant Ellis stopped at the corner and the defendant Bostic exited the vehicle, holding a silver .45- caliber handgun, and began shooting.

Field attempted to run but was shot once in his left leg, the bullet shattering his femur and causing him to fall to the ground. It is alleged that Bostic then approached Field and demanded money. Field allegedly handed over $1,800 in cash, a chain and the keys to his vehicle. Bostic and Ellis then allegedly fled in the Porsche.

District Attorney Brown said, “The defendants are accused of senselessly but deliberately shooting their victim before robbing him of cash and personal effects. This case is just one more glaring example of mindless gun-related violence that recklessly puts people’s lives at risk.”

Bostic, Ellis and a third man, Lee Woods, also of Rockaway, were convicted in connection with the death of Police Officer Russel Timoshenko and the wounding of Police Officer Herman Yan during a Brooklyn car stop.

The men were driving a stolen car that was taken from an Inwood car dealership where Woods worked at the time.

Woods was arrested at his Rockaway home. Bostic and Ellis were arrested in Pennsylvania, where they were found hiding in the woods.

Bostic allegedly used the same gun to shoot Field that he used to kill Timoshenko the next day.

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