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Police officer managed to shoot 15-year-old car thief while being dragged with stolen car

By Mason White 4:59 PM June 5, 2017
Officer Dalsh Veve with his wife
Officer Dalsh Veve with his wife
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A police officer in New York, is in critical condition after he was dragged by a car for more than two blocks.

Officer Dalsh Veve, 35, was dispatched to the scene in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, after people reported hearing shots being fired.

Officer Veve, a married father of a 2-year-old girl from Long Island, was one of 6 plain clothed officers who went to investigate the shooting.

The officers then discovered that there were not gunshots but fireworks. Officer Veve, a 9-year-veteran, then spotted a Honda parked in front of a fire hydrant.

He stopped to talk to the occupants, but the driver refused to talk. He began driving away, dragging the officer with his vehicle.

In an attempt to free himself, the officer shot the driver twice. The officer then managed to free himself. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

The 15-year-old driver crashed the car after he suffered a gunshot wound to the face. He and his passengers fled from the scene.

Police said that the 15-year-old boy, who was not identified, was arrested after walking into a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound to the face. He is in serious condition.

Police said that the teenager has six prior arrests, three for robbery and three for larceny. The car that he used at the time of the incident, was reported stolen a few weeks prior, police said.

Two other suspects, a 19-year-old woman and an 18-year-old woman, were arrested and charged with one count of hindering prosecution.