Search Continues for Suspect Who Hit Officer With Car in Mount Vernon

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014  |  Updated 11:14 PM EDT
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Police Officer Hit by Car in Mount Vernon

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Police Officer Hit by Car in Mount Vernon

The 14-year veteran of the force was hit by a car as he was conducting an investigation in Mount Vernon Friday. Marc Santia reports.
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Authorities are now offering a $5,000 reward for information that could help them track down a suspect who they say ran down an officer in Mount Vernon Friday morning, dislocating the detective's shoulder and fracturing his vertebrae.

Officials say the Yonkers Police detective was working with a Westchester narcotics unit when he approached the 27-year-old suspect's car, which was parked in a lot. The suspect, identified as Leroi Bouche, then allegedly hit the officer with his car while trying to get away.

The officer, a 14-year veteran of the force, was taken to the hospital in stable condition and is expected to survive.

The hit-and-run set off a massive manhunt for the suspect, with officials locking down schools and closing streets as police investigated. Bouche's car was recovered, but the suspect is still at large.

Anyone with information on Bouche's whereabouts is asked to call the New York State Crime Stoppers at 1-866-313-TIPS. The reward will be offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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