NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nassau County police shot and wounded a man who allegedly struck an officer with a car in Queens Sunday.
Nassau County police told CBS 2 the incident happened around 4:40 p.m. on Wexford Terrace near 178th Street in Jamaica Estates, Queens — in front of the Passionist Monastery. Officers from Nassau County had crossed into Queens for an investigation, police said.
As 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported Sunday night, Nassau County police said they were looking for an armed robbery suspect who had found his way to Queens. Police said when they spotted the suspect getting into a car at the Wexford Terrace site, four officers identified themselves and flashed their badges before trying to box him in.
Police said the man tried to ram his way out, crushing one officer between the suspect’s car and a squad car.
The officer suffered two severely broken legs.
Police said the suspect then aimed his car at a second officer.
“That officer fired two rounds. One round, flying through the windshield, struck the suspect in the chest – causing a non-life-threatening injury,” said Nassau police Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lack.
Police identified the suspect as Mohammad Ali, 21. They said he had a long history of felony arrests.
Ali was taken to Jamaica Hospital with a gunshot wound to the torso, police said.
The officer was taken to North Shore-LIJ Health System North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset with leg injuries, police said.
Police had not specified charges against Ali Sunday night.
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