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NEW YORK (AP) — The robbery suspect targeted in a hail of police gunfire that killed a New York City detective Tuesday night has a long rap sheet and a history of bizarre pranks ready-made for his social media pages.

Christopher Ransom, 27, once faked his way into a police station and a judge’s chambers and has loaded up his Facebook and YouTube pages with videos of himself masquerading as a Speedo-wearing superhero.

The article goes on to state the following:

After one arrest, court papers show, Ransom was taken to a psychiatric ward.

Detective Brian Simonsen died after being struck once in the chest as he and six other officers fired at Ransom, who charged toward the entrance of a T-Mobile store in Queens while simulating pulling the trigger of his fake handgun, police said.

The officers fired a total of 42 times, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said.

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