(UPDATED) Police involved in shooting in Staten Island

.44 caliber Taurus revolver
Police said this was the gun recovered from the suspect’s car. (NYPD)

UPDATE: Police have identified the driver as 33-year-old Clinton James. He is being charged with assaulting a police officer, menacing a police officer, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal use of a firearm, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and driving with a suspended license.

 

Metro’s original story is below.

At 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, two NYPD detectives and an officer from the Staten Island Gang Squad were involved in a shooting, police reported.

The detectives and officer attempted to stop a white 2012 Toyota Camry on Manor Road near North Gannon Avenue, cops said. Police had reportedly received a tip that the driver had a gun.

The officers were in plainclothes, but reportedly had their shields displayed when they approached the vehicle.

The driver attempted to flee, and in the process pinned one of the detectives against another vehicle with his car.

Police say they saw the driver reach for a gun. Another officer then shot the driver in the torso.

The driver tried to drive off, but crashing into several other cars and eventually hit a utility pole on Gansevoort Boulevard and North Gannon Avenue. He then jumped out of his car and tried to run away, but was soon caught by members of the Gang Squad.

The driver was taken to Richmond University Medical Center and is reportedly listed in stable condition.

Police said the driver had “an extensive arrest record” including robbery with a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm. Cops said they found a loaded .44 caliber Taurus revolver in his car.

The two detectives and officer were also taken to Richmond University Medical Center to be treated, and police say they are in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. The officer who was pinned against a car had a knee injury, and the others were treated for tinnitus (a ringing in the ears due to the gunshot).

Police say it has yet to be determined whether the driver was affiliated with any gangs. A detective at the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information’s office said said they have “no idea” what gangs are in Staten Island, and that it was not possible to look up that information.

Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne did not immediately respond to inquiries about gangs in Staten Island.

 

 

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