Thursday, March 12, 2015

Suffolk County police officer shot in Huntington Station - News 12 Long Island

#‎BREAKING‬ NEWS ‪#‎OFFICER‬ SHOT in Huntington Station - Officer Mark Collins was shot during a traffic stop and is currently at Stony Brook Hospital.

HUNTINGTON STATION - Officials say a Suffolk County police officer and member of the gang unit was shot twice this morning in Huntington Station.
Officials say Officer Mark Collins was conducting a traffic stop on Mercer Court near Jericho Turnpike when a man got out of a black Honda Accord and started running. According to police, the suspect made it a few blocks before Collins caught up to him.
Police say the suspect, Sheldon Leftenant, 22, confronted Collins, shooting him once in the neck and once in the hip.
Collins is listed in serious, but stable condition, and is currently in a coma.
Collins, a 12-year veteran with the SCPD, was with another 2nd Precinct gang unit officer when they made the traffic stop around midnight, police say.  After the shooting, officers back at the scene went on a manhunt for Leftenant and arrested him around 1 a.m.   
Police say three other people who were inside the car besides Leftenant are in police custody.
Leftenant has been charged with attempted aggravated murder and resisting arrest and is scheduled to be arraigned today.    

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