NYPD Officer Dalsh Veve is in critical condition at Kings Country hospital in Brooklyn Sunday morning, after he was dragged by a vehicle he had pulled over for almost two full blocks.
“I ask all New Yorkers to keep Officer Veve in their thoughts and prayers as we go into the day and wish him all the best,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said.
Veve was one of six cops who responded to calls of gunfire (later identified as fireworks) at Tilden Ave. and 53rd St. in East Flatbush at 11:50 p.m. Saturday. Veve was speaking to 3 individuals inside a black Honda sedan parked at the location, when the driver slammed his foot on the gas, taking off and dragging Veve along with them. While clinging to the moving vehicle, Veve fired two rounds inside and was dragged two blocks before the car crashed and the occupants fled.
One of the three individuals in the vehicle is suspected to be a 15-year-old boy who walked into Brookdale University Hospital later that evening with a gun shot wound to the face officials believe to be one of the rounds fired by Veve. The other two occupants of the car, a 30-year-old man and an 18-year-old girl, were later captured and are awaiting charges at the 67th precinct station house Sunday morning.
Veve, a nine-year NYPD veteran, remains in critical condition at Kings Country hospital alongside his wife and 2-year-old daughter.
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