Police are looking for a pair of suspects who hit an officer with their car in a Bronx hit-and-run.
Authorities say that at 10:39 p.m. on Nov. 22, officers in uniform were in an unmarked police car when they saw an unknown man changing a license plate on a gray 2007 BMW M5 in front of 2287 Loring Avenue. The officers attempted to conduct a car stop, parking slightly in front of the BMW, and a secondary unmarked police vehicle that responded to the location parked slightly behind the BMW.
As the officers approached the BMW, the man who was changing the license plate fled into the rear driver’s side seat of the car and the BMW, operated by another unknown individual, began ramming back and forth into the police cars, damaging six uninvolved civilian vehicles in the process.
The officers at the scene called for backup, and a uniformed officer in a marked car arrived. As this officer exited his vehicle, the BMW reversed and struck the officer before continuing to drive up onto the sidewalk and fleeing the scene. The injured officer was taken by paramedics to Montefiore Medical center in stable condition with an injury to his right knee.
Aside from the property damage, no other injuries were reported as a result. After a canvass of the area, the BMW was found unoccupied near the intersection of White Plains Road and Morris Park Avenue.
The NYPD released photos and video of the suspects taken from nearby surveillance footage:
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.