An NYPD plainclothes officer was is in critical condition after being dragged by a car Saturday night while questioning people, reports Bklyner.
At approximately 11:50pm Saturday, NYPD responded to multiple calls regarding shots being heard in East Flatbush. Six plainclothes police officers responded and began questioning several people who were attending a party at the scene. The officers say the gunfire neighbors heard was most likely fireworks.
Police officer Dalsh Veve was questioning a group of people sitting inside a black Honda. The other officers then witnessed the Honda start driving, dragging Officer Veve two-and-a-half blocks before he broke free and fell on the street, according to Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill.
Officer Veve is believed to have fired into the car twice while he was being dragged. The Honda continued driving until it crashed, and the occupants fled, O’Neill stated.
Authorities believe a 15-year-old was admitted to Brookdale Hospital with a gunshot wound shortly after the incident was in the stolen Honda that dragged Officer Veve. The suspect is in serious condition. As of Monday morning, two people had been arrested in connection with this incident.
Officer Veve has been with the NYPD for 9 years. He is married and has a 2-year-old daughter.