Cops open fire on car that tried to run them over in New York: sources


NYPD detectives opened fire on a vehicle they had just parked in Manhattan on Tuesday as part of a citywide robbery – when the driver tried to ram into officers, law enforcement sources said .

The shooting happened just after 3 p.m. at East 99th Street and Madison Avenue about a block from Central Park, cops said.

NYPD Robbery Squad detectives were trying to stop the vehicle because they believed it was involved in a robbery spree.

The shooting happened just after 3 p.m. at East 99th Street and Madison Avenue.
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NYPD officers attempting to stop a vehicle in Upper Manhattan in a citywide robbery ended up shooting the auto - after its driver targeted them, said police sources.
Police are investigating a shooting near Central Park on February 15, 2022.
Peter Gerber
NYPD officers attempting to stop a vehicle in Upper Manhattan in a citywide robbery ended up shooting the auto - after its driver targeted them, said police sources.
Detectives believed the car was involved in a wave of thefts across the city.
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That’s when the driver tried to drive into them, prompting one of the detectives to fire a bullet as the suspect peeled off, the sources said.

Police were conducting an investigation at the hospital to determine if anyone had been shot, a police source said.

No other details were immediately available, the NYPD said.

New York Post

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