ELMONT, N.Y (WPIX) -- A robbery suspect was injured early Saturday morning after getting into a gunfight with Nassau County police, according to authorities.
The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. as cops were pursuing a vehicle containing four suspects accused of robbing a home on Dorothea Lane in Elmont. An officer reportedly spotted a van matching a description of the suspects traveling west on Dutch Broadway and had tried unsuccessfully to stop the vehicle. The car, instead, headed toward St. Albans, Queens and that's when New York City police joined in on the chase.
In total six police vehicles were involved, three from the city and three from Nassau, according to police.
The suspects allegedly began shooting at the cops and they in turn, shot back. One of the bullets hit a police car's windshield, but the officer inside inside was not injured, according to Det. Lt. Kevin Smith, Nassau County's Chief police spokesman. No officers were harmed during the chase.
"The police officers are very lucky, Smith said. "It was quite dangerous."
The van eventually pulled over at Linden Boulevard and 175th Street where more shots were fired, Smith said. Four people were arrested, including the one who was wounded. Two weapons, a revolver and a rifle, were recovered after cops searched the vehicle.
The shot suspect is being treated at Nassau University Medical Center in East meadow for a right-shoulder wound, police said.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times