Inmates in NYPD detectives death not granted early release due to coronavirus at Rikers

QUEENS (WABC) -- A judge has denied the release of two inmates charged in connection with the death of a NYPD officer because of COVID-19 concerns.

A Queens Supreme Court Justice says Christopher Ransom and Jagger Freeman must remain at Rikers.

The men are accused of an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store in Richmond Hill that led to the friendly fire death of Detective Brian Simonsen.

WATCH: Jagger Freeman being led out of the police precinct with fallen Detective Brian Simonsen's handcuffs:

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A second suspect was arrested in connection with the cellphone store robbery that led to NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen's friendly fire death.

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