A Brooklyn man was charged with first-degree attempted murder after he allegedly fired shots at Freeport Police while they were in pursuit of him.
The incident occurred at 178 Pine St. at around 10:50 p.m. on Feb. 25. It was unclear at press time what precipitated it.
According to Freeport Police, officers spotted four young adults, including David Serrant, 19, of Brooklyn Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Serrant walked away, jumped a fence and began to run. As officers followed, Serrant turned and fired one round from a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun at an officer, officials said. Serrant then fired a second shot at two other officers approaching from a different direction.
While officers were still in pursuit, Serrant raised his weapon at a fourth officer and pointed it at him, police said. The fourth officer fired back at Serrant. He continued running and was arrested shortly after by two K-9 Unit officers at 209 Pine St.
Servant was charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and menacing a police officer. He was to be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead.
No injuries were reported.