Woman arrested for hitting NYPD officer with car during Manhattan chase: police

MANHATTAN — Police arrested a woman accused of hitting an NYPD officer with a vehicle during Thursday night's wild chase and shooting on the FDR Drive in Manhattan, officials said Friday.

Police tried to pull over a vehicle near 96th Street and Second Avenue just before 9 p.m. Thursday.

When officers approached a black BMW sedan with tinted windows, a strong odor of marijuana was observed, police officials said.

As the officers approached the vehicle, the driver sped away, injuring one officer on his left elbow and the other on his hand.

At about 15th Street, police stopped the vehicle and were approaching it when the driver reversed and struck an officer.

Police fired shots as the driver took off. According to officials, based on the officer's body camera footage, he may have violated department guidelines by continuing to open fire at a moving vehicle. The officer has since been placed in modified duty.

The vehicle was later found abandoned near Houston Street.

The officer was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, 23-year-old Veronica Jagdeo, was arrested, with charges pending, police said.

A passenger, Jason Mohammed, 26, walked to Queens Hospital Center with an injury to his left shoulder from "some kind of fragment," officials said.

He was taken into custody for an active warrant, authorities said.

Police are still working to obtain a search warrant for the vehicle and they are looking for the two other passengers of the BMW.

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