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Police: Nassau robbery suspect shot while attempting to flee arrest

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An armed robbery suspect was shot Sunday evening by Nassau County police officers after he allegedly pinned a police officer with his car while attempting to flee an arrest in Queens, Nassau cops said.

The incident happened on Jan. 5 at 4:40 p.m. along Wexford Terrace in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens.

Plainclothes officers with Nassau’s Bureau of Special Operations were tracking 21-year-old Muhammad Ali, who was wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred earlier this week in Hicksville.

A police spokesman said four officers approached Ali as he sat in a car in front of an apartment building at 178-10 Wexford Terrace. When the officers identified themselves and displayed their badges, Ali allegedly tried to take off from the scene and crushed one of the cops between two cars, a police news release said.

A second officer shot Ali in the abdomen when he turned toward other cops in the group, a police spokesman said. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The injured police officer was taken to North Shore Hospital in Manhasset with leg injuries and was expected to fully recover.

Detectives said they are still investigating and charges against Ali are pending.



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