Man, 27, charged for shooting at officer while fleeing crash site on LI

Kimberly Dole
January 06, 2020 - 10:24 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There's been an arrest in the Middle Island crash that ended with an officer being shot at, Suffolk police say. 

After an investigation, Suffolk County officials arrested 27-year-old Leroy Jones, accused of shooting at an officer while fleeing a crash site.

At approximately 8:20 p.m. on Dec. 23, a woman was driving a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder westbound on Middle Country Road when a 2020 Volvo sedan traveling southbound on Wellington Road struck the passenger side of her vehicle at the intersection.

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Police say the driver of the Volvo fled the scene on foot prompting an officer to run after him.

During the chase, officials say Jones fired at the officer and missed.

The officer then returned fire and continued the pursuit but Jones got away.

Jones was charged with Aggravated Attempted Murder second Degree, Attempted Murder second Degree, Criminal Use of a Firearm first Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance fifth Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident with Personal Injury.

Jones is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on Jan. 6.​

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