NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Staten Island man has been arrested on a slew of charges one day after getting involved in a police chase, police announced.
According to police, Clinton James, 33, was wounded by undercover officers from the Staten Island Gang Squad as he reached for a weapon.
The incident started around 1:15 on Saturday afternoon when two detectives and an officer from the gang squad approached the suspect’s car after receiving information that he had a gun.
When the plainclothes officers displayed their badges, police said James tried to flee. In doing so, James pinned an officer between his car and another car, police said.
It was then that police said James reached for a weapon. Officers fired, striking James in the torso.
James kept driving until he crashed into a utility pole on Gansevoort Blvd. and North Gannon Avenue, according to police.
He was taken to Richmond University Medical Center. Police recovered a loaded .44-caliber revolver from his car.
On Sunday, James was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer, criminal possession of a loaded firearm, criminal use of a firearm, reckless endangerment, menacing a police officer, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license.
Police said on Saturday that James has an extensive crime history.
The three officers were taken to the hospital for trauma and were listed in stable condition.
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