Astoria, NY (MorichesDaily) – A police officer was struck by a pickup truck in the middle of the road in front of a busy Astoria supermarket, according to witnesses.
It happened at the intersection of Crescent Street and Broadway in Astoria, Queens last night at around 8:50 p.m.
The injured cop fired at least one shot as the man behind the wheel sped off, witnesses said.
The pickup truck was wanted in the robbery of a woman earlier Thursday in East Elmhurst at 79th Street and Ditmars Boulevard.
The truck, which has Florida plates, was spotted by two officers who attempted to stop the vehicle, but it took off, striking one of the officers in the process.
The officer was transported to NY Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
Cops closed off the lower level of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge for nearly an hour as they searched for the suspects, but has since reopened.
The suspect’s black pickup truck was eventually found at 37th Ave and 24th Street in Queens, from there he apparently fled on foot.
Police are still searching for the suspect.