Driver shot by cop after pinning officer with stolen vehicle in the Bronx: police

CONCOURSE VILLAGE, the Bronx — A driver possibly connected to multiple violent robberies citywide was shot by a cop after pinning the officer with a car in the Bronx on Monday, according to officials.

A stolen car was spotted by officers sometime before 12 p.m. near 162nd St. and Sheridan Avenue in Concourse Village, outside Criminal and Family Court, police said.

Uniformed officers approached the vehicle when the driver suddenly reversed, according to police.

An officer was pinned between the stolen car and a second vehicle when she managed to fire gunshots, hitting the driver, police said.

All three people inside the vehicle were then taken into custody, and the driver was hospitalized in critical but stable condition for gunshot wound injuries to her chest and torso, police said.

The officer was hospitalized and is being treated for injuries to her hip, leg and pelvis.

The detained group is suspected of participating in violent street robberies that took place across the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn, police said. The string of robberies, grand larceny and two carjackings included at least one incident in which a knife was allegedly used.

WATCH — Investigators give an update on the shooting:

 

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