Teen Gang Member Charged For Dragging Police Officer With Stolen Car

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Officer Dalsh Veve is in critical condition. (Photo: Twitter, NYPD 88th Precinct)

15-year-old gang member Justin Murrell is being charged with attempted murder for driving a stolen car that dragged police officer Dalsh Veve two and a half blocks on Saturday.

The suspect has a “long rap sheet,” Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President, Pat Lynch, announced on Monday. Murrell had been arrested multiple times in the past, authorities confirmed.

“When you’re 15 and 16 years old you know right from wrong. He chose wrong, and because he did, a New York City police officer is now fighting for his life,” Lynch said during a press conference outside the Kings County Hospital where Veve is being treated, the NY Daily News reports.

“What’s wrong here is that a 15-year-old with a long rap sheet was on the street at all …There needs to be reform. We need to keep people like him behind bars,” Lynch said, according to the Daily.

Area where Officer Veve was dragged: Tilden Avenue & East 53rd Street, East Flatbush. (Photo: Google Maps)

Murrell is being treated at Brookdale Hospital for a gunshot wound which police believe he sustained during Saturday’s incident, according to the NYPD.

As of Tuesday, June 6, Officer Veve is still in critical condition with head injuries sustained after being dragged and falling to the ground.

Two females, 19-year old Eboni Clinton and 18-year-old Jeronda Oliver, are being charged with hindering prosecution, according to authorities.

Sending up prayers for Officer Dalsh Veve who was dragged two and a half blocks through my neighborhood on Saturday…

Posted by Susan Kennedy onMonday, June 5, 2017

Officer Veve has been with the NYPD for nine years. He is married and has a two-year-old daughter.

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  1. It’s a serious problem that a 15-year-old has a long rap sheet, is still a gang member, and is still involved in criminal activity. I don’t know if keeping him in prison is going to help but there needs to be constant attention to someone like this. I know it’s hard to get parole officers and social workers, and so forth but this needs to be a priority, not something swept under the rug. There are hundreds, if not thousands of kids like this and we need to deal with this appropriately. There needs to be real punishment, real incentive to NOT return to crime, and real opportunity to do something else.

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