On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at approximately 2254 hours, a sergeant and two police officers assigned to the 105 Precinct Anti-Crime Unit, did observe a silver Mercedes Benz sedan commit a traffic infraction on Hollis Avenue at 212 Street. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Hollis Avenue in the vicinity of 214 Street. As one officer engaged the operator on the driver’s side, the male operating the vehicle refused the officer’s directive to place the vehicle in park.
The sergeant, on the passenger side of the vehicle, opened the passenger door in an effort to engage the male, when the operator sped off with the sergeant still inside the vehicle. The vehicle proceeded eastbound on Hollis Avenue, when it was forced to stop at 217 Street by officers who followed in their unmarked vehicle. The sergeant struggled with the male who exited the vehicle and brandished a firearm. The sergeant discharged one round from his service firearm, and struck the suspect in the right leg.
Responding Anti-Crime officers struggled with the suspect and took him into custody. A loaded .40 caliber Glock 26 semi-automatic handgun was recovered from the suspect. EMS responded to the location and transported five officers to Long Island Jewish Hospital for evaluation and one officer was also treated for a bite wound on his left arm. EMS also transported the suspect to Queens General Hospital in stable condition, with charges pending. The investigation remains ongoing.