Medford, NY - February 11th, 2016 - Suffolk County Police Department is investigating an incident during which a police officer fired shots at a vehicle after a police officer was struck by a suspect’s vehicle as it fled the scene of an attempted larceny investigation.
Two Fifth Precinct officers were at 76 Gas Station, located at 2243 Route 112 in Medford, when the clerk reported to them an attempted larceny that occurred approximately 30 minutes earlier. As the officers were leaving the location, the suspect’s vehicle returned with three occupants.
The officers returned and approached the vehicle. While officers were speaking to the vehicle’s occupants, the vehicle fled, striking one of the officers and a marked police car. After being struck by the vehicle, the officer fired three shots at the vehicle.
The vehicle, a 2014 Dodge Charger, traveled northbound on Route 112 and was located a short time later on Flores Lane in Middle Island.
One occupant fled the scene and one occupant was questioned and then transported to a hospital for treatment of cuts from glass that was broken when the vehicle was shot.
The man who was driving the vehicle at the time it was located, Sheldon Davis, 43, of Coram, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip today.
The officer who was struck by the vehicle was transported to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The other officer was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
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