Po­lice of­fi­cer dragged by car, crit­i­cally in­jured; 2 ques­tioned in po­lice cus­tody

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NEW YORK | A New York City plain­clothes po­lice of­fi­cer man­aged to fire his ser­vice weapon even as he was be­ing dragged by a driver in a stolen car for more than two city blocks, strik­ing one of the oc­cu­pants in the ve­hi­cle, po­lice said Sun­day.

Of­fi­cer Dalsh Veve was hos­pi­tal­ized in crit­i­cal con­di­tion af­ter the drag­ging, which took place around mid­night Satur­day in Brook­lyn.

New York Po­lice Depart­ment Com­mis­sioner James O’Neill said Of­fi­cer Veve and other of­fi­cers had re­sponded to calls of shots fired, which were de­ter­mined to be fire­works.

Of­fi­cer Veve, 35, was speak­ing to the oc­cu­pants of a Honda parked in front of a fire hy­drant when other of­fi­cers saw him be­ing dragged down the street by the car. He fell to the street a cou­ple of blocks away, and the car crashed a short dis­tance away and was aban­doned by the peo­ple in­side.

Com­mis­sioner O’Neill said a 15-year-old be­lieved to have been in the car came into a hos­pi­tal soon af­ter with a gun­shot wound and was in se­ri­ous con­di­tion.

Two peo­ple were be­ing ques­tioned in cus­tody.

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