WESTBURY, N.Y. (PIX11) -- Nassau County police shot a man after they say he tried to run them over with a stolen car in Westbury.
The shooting happened at 4:20 a.m. Saturday, when police were responding to a 911 call about a suspicious person in a car in front of 722 Clinton St.
As officers approached the car, Levaughn Tingle, of Baldwin, tried to drive away, police said.
Authorities said the 25-year-old intentionally drove toward the officers, who shot at him several times.
He was taken to a hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
"I heard the shots. There were five, a pause, then three or four more," neighbor Alistair Sealy told PIX11.
Bishop Lionel Harvey of the First Baptist Cathedral of Westbury arrived on Clinton Street, the scene of the shooting, to find out details.
"The community is hearing a lot if different things," Harvey said. "We need to get to the root of this with all the tension around the country."
Charges are pending against Tingle, who has an active arrest patrol warrant for absconding.