US v. Camovic, Dzenan
Brooklyn, NY


Dzenan Camovic was charged with robbery and firearms offenses for his June 3, 2020 knife and firearm attack on multiple New York Police Department (NYPD) police officers in Brooklyn, New York. He is a Bosnian national living in the United States illegally who was motivated to attack the officers because of his interest in and support for violent Islamist extremism. During his attack on the police officers, Camovic repeatedly shouted "Allahu Akbar." The government's investigation has revealed that, prior to the attack, Camovic possessed a significant volume of radical jihadist propaganda. Camovic pleaded guilty in March 2022 to several counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and other charges for stabbing a police officer in the neck, taking the injured officer's gun, using it to shoot the officer's partner in the hand and also firing it at responding police officers, wounding a third officer. Camovic was sentenced in September 2022 to 30 years in prison for the robbery of a NYPD officer's firearm and discharging that firearm at several NYPD officers during the course of the robbery. Camovic, who was inspired by terrorism, is a Bosnian citizen illegally in the United States and will be deported after completing his sentence.