NYPD officer from LI dragged by stolen car in Brooklyn

Posted: Updated:
BROOKLYN -

An NYPD officer from Long Island is in critical condition after a driver he was questioning in Brooklyn took off and began dragging him more than two city blocks in an allegedly stolen vehicle.

According to the NYPD, the incident happened around midnight in East Flatbush, when police responded to loud fireworks at a party.

Officer Dalsh Veve, a nine-year veteran of the force from North Baldwin, was speaking with several people who were inside a Honda Civic. That vehicle had been reported stolen from Valley Stream, police say.

The car suddenly took off, striking and dragging Veve for more than two blocks before he fell into the street.

Police say the driver kept going until the car crashed. It was found abandoned several blocks away. Investigators believe Officer Veve was able to fire off two rounds before the car stopped.

A 15-year-old passenger later showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound and was listed in stable condition. Police believe the teen may have been struck when Officer Veve fired.

Officer Veve is hospitalized in critical condition at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.

At least two people have been taken into custody in connection with the incident, News 12 is told.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."