Officer Shoots, Injures Man Resisting Arrest for DWI: Suffolk County Police - NBC New York

Officer Shoots, Injures Man Resisting Arrest for DWI: Suffolk County Police

An officer was dragged in the chase, police say



    Long Island Chase Ends With Police-Involved Shooting

    It started early Sunday in Patchogue and ended five miles down the road in Medford. Tracie Strahan reports. (Published Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017)

    A police officer shot and wounded a suspected drunk driver after he resisted arrest and dragged a police officer early Sunday, Suffolk County Police said.

    Michael Shear, 34, of Holtsville, was first stopped in the parking lot of the Sunwave Shopping Center, police said.

    At some point, he dragged an officer with his vehicle until the officer was able to free his arm, police said. Police didn't say how far the officer was dragged or whether the officer was hurt. 

    Shear stopped again on North Ocean Avenue in Medford at around 2:45 a.m., police said. 

    When apprehended, Shear refused to comply with the officer's commands and resisted arrest, police said. The officer then fired one shot, which hit Shear in his shoulder, authorities said.

    Shear was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition. Authorities said he is expected to make a full recovery.

    He is charged with DWI with a prior conviction within 10 years, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment and fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle. It's not clear whether Shear has an attorney.

    Officials said there is an investigation underway. 

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