Gunman denies intending to murder officer
A man charged over the shooting death of a Sydney police officer has pleaded not guilty to shooting him with intent to murder.
Trainee detective William Crews, 26, died after being shot during a drug search in a car park in Bankstown in Sydney's south-west on September 8, 2010.
The Crown alleges Philip Nguyen produced a firearm during the raid and fired it, hitting Constable Crews in the arm.
The constable fired three shots in return before a detective fired once, accidentally shooting the constable in the neck.
Nguyen pleaded not guilty to charges of feloniously slaying Constable Crews and shooting him with intent to murder.
He pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
However, the Crown Prosecutor, Mark Tedeschi, QC, said the plea was not accepted.
The Crown did accept a guilty plea to possessing a prohibited pistol.
Justice Megan Latham set the matter down for trial on October 8.
- with AAP