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Riverhead woman charged with attempted murder of NYPD officer in pellet gun shooting

JAMAICA, Queens — A woman has been arrested in connection with the pellet gun attack on an NYPD officer that occurred Wednesday.

Tiara Ferebee, 24, was arrested Saturday and charged with attempted murder of a police officer, assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon, assault on a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon (loaded firearm) and reckless endangerment.

The plainclothes officer Ferebee allegedly struck with a pellet was driving west on Jamaica Avenue near 168 Street Wednesday around 5 p.m.

A passenger, now believed to be Ferebee, was in a brown Nissan Altima heading east and allegedly fired a pellet from a pellet gun at the police car, striking the officer in the forehead, police said.

The officer was taken to Jamaica Hospital to be treated for his injury.

Initially, police were searching for a male suspect in his 20s.