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Brooklyn Teen Due In Court Over Fire That Injured Two Officers

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TWC News: Teen Due In Court Over Coney Island Fire That Injured Two Officers
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A teenager is waiting to be arraigned on charges in connection with the fire that left two city police officers critically injured in Coney Island.

Marcell Dockery, 16, is charged with arson, assault and reckless endangerment.

Police say he set fire to a mattress in the 13th floor hallway of a high-rise building on Surf Avenue Sunday afternoon.

Sources say Dockery told investigators he started the fire because he was bored.

Two NYPD officers -- Dennis Guerra and Rosa Rodriguez -- answered a 911 call about the fire and were overcome by smoke.

Both officers remain in critical condition.

NY1 spoke with a woman who says she's known Dockery since he was a baby. She says he actually warned her about the fire.

"He kicked the door to warn me. I pulled the door open, but it was too late. It was engulfed all the way to the ceiling. That would have to mean leaving my brother and the baby behind, which that was not going to happen," said the woman.

Dockery is also charged with robbery in an unrelated case.

Police say a woman came forward when she saw the teen on TV after the fire and said he threatened her and robbed her of $10 back on March 7th.

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