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Man Shot By Police After Hitting Officer With Car In The Bronx

FILE - NYPD cruiser (credit: CBS 2)

FILE – NYPD cruiser (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Charges were pending Tuesday night for a suspect shot by police in the Bronx, after he allegedly used his car as a weapon.

As 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported, police were trying to pull the suspect over on Grand Avenue in the University Heights section of the Bronx, when they said he took off, hitting an officer with his car.

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reports

Police opened fire, and the suspect was hit in the leg.

But the suspect kept going, heading east, and officers followed.

Witness Frankie said he saw the offender’s car blow through a red light.

“I saw an Impala car and some other car – I think a Lincoln – I really don’t know. It’s a sedan,” he said. “And they were, like, speeding.”

Police followed the suspect four miles through the Bronx – all the way to Van Nest and Matthews avenues, where police said he hit another car. No one was hurt in that crash.

Both the suspect and the officer hit were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries to the legs Tuesday night.

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