4 Cops Injured After Robbery Leads To Vehicular Pursuit
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Six people, including four police officers, were hospitalized after a gas station robbery led to a vehicular pursuit in Brooklyn on Saturday.
At about 3:15 p.m., plainclothes officers observed three armed individuals leaving a gas station that they had just robbed.
The suspects fled on Pitkin Avenue in a gray Chevy Tahoe, and the officers followed in an unmarked police vehicle, which had lights and sirens activated.
The suspects turned into opposing traffic on Pitkin Avenue and collided with a marked NYPD patrol car that was responding to the incident. The suspects then rammed into the unmarked police vehicle before fleeing again. The suspects eventually lost control of their SUV on Powell Street, causing it to overturn.
Two of the three suspects were apprehended, and a revolver later determined to be an air pistol was recovered.
The four injured officers were taken to Jamaica Hospital with minor injuries. The two suspects were transported to Brookdale Hospital, also with minor injuries.
The suspects have been identified as 46-year-old Eugene Hester and 44-year-old Darren Mack, both of Brooklyn. Charges against the suspects are pending, and the investigation is ongoing.