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Video Shows Shooting Suspects Crash Into NYPD Cruiser, Injuring Officers

By Aidan Gardiner | September 8, 2017 12:42pm

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Dramatic video captured the moment fleeing gunmen ran through a red light and crashed into a marked NYPD cruiser, leaving both the officers and suspects seriously injured.

Plainclothes police were trying to pull over the Nissan Altima driven by Scott Adams, 19, and passenger Marquis Middleton, 29, who'd just fired shots near Saratoga Avenue and Halsey Street about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday night, police said.

But Adams sped off with Middleton, ignoring the officer's instructions to stop, officials said.

The officers pursued the pair down MacDonough Street to the intersection of Ralph Avenue, where they ran a red light and slammed into another passing NYPD cruiser, police said.

Middleton was ejected through the Altima's windshield and suffered life-threatening head injuries, police said. He was treated at Kings County Hospital, police said.

Two officers inside the T-boned cruiser, as well as Adams, were treated for serious injuries at the same hospital, officials said.

Adams was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, fleeing officers in a motor vehicle, vehicular assault, reckless driving, disobeying a traffic device and running a red light, police said.

Middleton was arrested on weapons charges, police said.

Adams and Middleton, both of Williamsburg, hadn't been arraigned as of Friday morning, records show.