Woman Charged With Trying To Murder Officer With Pellet Gun

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
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A woman has been charged with attempted murder after shooting a New York Police Department officer in the head with a pellet gun.

Tiara Ferebee, 24, has been jailed on a $1 million bond after being arrested Saturday, reports ABC 7 NY. Ferebee faces numerous charges, including assaulting an officer with a deadly weapon, assaulting a police officer, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.

According to police, Ferebee shot a plainclothes detective in the head when he was about to make a left turn in an unmarked vehicle.

“They heard a loud popping sound coming from the driver’s side of the vehicle. The officer on the passenger side observed her partner bleeding from the forehead,” NYPD Chief David Barrere alleged.

Police, believing that the shooter was in a Nissan Altima, began searching the scene for the shooter. The police found Ferebee after surveillance photos revealed that Ferebee had been in the Nisson Altima.

“I don’t know if I had a gun. I don’t remember. I don’t know and I don’t remember if I discharged a gun in the car. You know why you have me here. Just book me.” Ferrebee claimed, according to court papers.

According to prosecutor Sonia Kaczmarzyk, the Nisson Altima matches the description of a car that has been linked to other shootings on the Sunrise Highway on Long Island.

Ferebee’s attorney argued before the judge Sunday that there is no evidence that links Ferebee to the crime besides her alleged closeness. As well, he said that no weapon had been recovered from the scene as of yet.

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