When the tactical team tried to breach the door at about 3 a.m., they were fired upon and three officers were wounded. Drumond-Cruz then barricaded himself inside the home.
The vehicle ended up stuck in snow and one of the occupants, a male suspect, who attempted to run was found in deep snow. Officers were attempting to bring him into custody when their dog, Oliver, was stabbed repeatedly with a knife, police say.
Sarver said he and suspect Christian Lee Guzman had an intense struggle, as Guzman tried to steal a car outside of San Marcos Premium Outlets. At the time, Sarver had no idea there were two girls, a 10 and 15-year-old, inside the car. Then they started screaming.
Officer Daniel Vargas was shot in the back after members of the Gun Violence Suppression Division saw the man on Lafayette Avenue near White Plains Road just before 10:30 p.m.
Prosecutors allege their investigation discovered that the indicted officers were part of a unit that falsified documentation about drug payments to confidential informants, routinely used false information to get search warrants, and lied in police reports.