Police: Suspect shot after trying to run over officers in Westbury

Police shot and wounded a suspect who allegedly tried twice to run over officers in a residential Westbury neighborhood Saturday morning. Police say they were called to Clinton Street on a report of

News 12 Staff

Nov 30, 2014, 5:10 PM

Updated 3,467 days ago

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Police: Suspect shot after trying to run over officers in Westbury
Police shot and wounded a suspect who allegedly tried twice to run over officers in a residential Westbury neighborhood Saturday morning.
Police say they were called to Clinton Street on a report of a suspicious vehicle just after 4 a.m. As officers approached the vehicle, they say 25-year-old Levaughn Tingle, of Baldwin, attempted to flee, striking a parked vehicle in the process.
Investigators say Tingle then intentionally drove toward the officers, and they retreated up a driveway to avoid being crushed between the car and a residence.
As the officers were repositioning, police say Tingle "violently maneuvered" the vehicle in the driveway, in an alleged attempt to run down officers for a second time.
An officer then fired several rounds at Tingle, striking him and causing injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
An investigation revealed that Tingle was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen, and he had an active arrest warrant for absconding, according to police. Tingle had previously been convicted on charges of burglary, possession of stolen property and petit larceny. He is currently on parole for burglary.
The three officers involved in the incident were hospitalized to be treated for trauma. Tingle was arrested, and was also hospitalized.


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