2 Arrested In Hit-Run Of NYPD Sergeant In The Bronx

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June 05, 2020 - 9:36 pm

    NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The NYPD announced Friday that two people have been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that left a sergeant seriously injured in the Bronx earlier this week.

    The sergeant was reportedly investigating reports of break-ins on Walton Avenue around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday when he was struck.

    Video showed a dark sedan speed up and plow straight into the sergeant without stopping. The impact threw him into the air and into another vehicle.

    Several officers rushed to the sergeant's aid as he lay motionless in the middle of the intersection. He was brought to his feet and walked over to a police van, which rushed him to the hospital.

    He remains hospitalized.

    NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said the suspects were fleeing a burglary when the sergeant was struck.

    The two suspects were apprehended in South Carolina.

    They are awaiting extradition to New York.

    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, Georgetown City Police Department, and U.S. Marshals assisted in the investigation.

    The incident occurred amid violence and looting in the Bronx, where another officer was also assaulted.

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