Exclusive Video: Officers shoot at car allegedly backed by New York police officer at East Village of Manhattan


EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) – An NYPD policeman was injured by a vehicle as a result of an attempt to stop traffic on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on Thursday night.

The chain of events started at 20:50. when officers on patrol attempted to arrest a black BMW sedan at East 92nd Street, near Second Avenue. They wanted to stop the driver for breaking the tinted windows.

Police said they smelled marijuana in the car, which was occupied by four people.

Suddenly, the vehicle attempted to crash into the patrol car and fled south on FDR Drive.

Officers again tried to stop the BMW at East 15th Street and the FDR. When the police approached the car, it was reversed and struck one of the agents.

He was injured on his legs and arms and was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

He was healed and released.

The vehicle was abandoned on the Houston Street FDR exit ramp and the NYPD is looking for several people who fled.

Police said police fired several shots during the incident and that windows were shot in the car.

Apparently, one of the suspects has been taken to the hospital. It is there that the New York police located the 20-year-old man.

Until now, no charges have been filed.

The FDR Drive investigation was closed south of 23rd Street, but has since reopened.

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