NYPD detectives opened fire on a car they had just parked in Manhattan Tuesday in connection with a citywide pattern of theft — when the driver tried to ram the officers, police sources said.
Police said the shooting occurred just after 3 p.m. on East 99 Street and Madison Avenue, a block from Central Park.
Detectives from the NYPD Robbery Squad were trying to tow the car because they believed it was involved in a burglary.
Sources said it was when the driver tried to break into it – prompting one of the investigators to fire a shot as the suspect slipped.
A police source said that the police were conducting an examination at the hospital to determine if anyone had been shot.
New York Police said no other details were immediately available.