Police: Man shot woman in Holtsville; sparks police chase into Queens
Police say they have arrested a man in Queens after he shot a woman in Holtsville and fled the scene.
Police say Jiuber Mejia-Chicas used a handgun to shoot the 28-year-old mother of his child at her residence on Morris Avenue at approximately 9:25 p.m.
Mejia-Chicas then shot himself before fleeing the scene. The victim was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Officers observed Mejia-Chicas a short time later travelling westbound on the Long Island Expressway and initiated a traffic stop.
Mejia-Chicas failed to stop and continued westbound into Nassau County, then into Queens to the Whitestone Expressway where the vehicle stopped at approximately 10:15 p.m.
Mejia-Chicas was arrested and transported to the hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Mejia-Chicas, 35, of Holtsville, has been charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.