Homicide Squad reports the arrest of a man for the Attempted Murder of a Police Officer that occurred on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 12:00 AM in Uniondale.
According to Detectives, Bureau of Special Operations (BSO) Officers were traveling westbound on Southern Parkway when they observed a black Dodge Charger that matched the description of a vehicle involved in a robbery that occurred on Tuesday, February 16, 2022 in Levittown. Officers activated their emergency lights and sirens and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver, a 20-year-old male, refused to pull over and continued on Nassau Road. The subject stopped the vehicle, exited, pulled out a handgun and aimed it at Officers. The subject discharged at least two rounds at the Officers, who returned fire. The subject reentered his vehicle and drove to Arthur Street where he abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Jonathan R. Vazquez, 20, of 1420 Ackerson Boulevard, Bayshore, was arrested at short time later.
Defendant Vazquez is being charged with two (2) counts of Murder 1st Degree of a Police Officer (Attempt), Criminal Use of a Firearm 1st Degree, two (2) counts Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree and Assault 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at First District Court, Hempstead.
It was determined Vazquez was responsible for an incident that occurred in Hempstead on February 8, 2022. He is charged with Murder 2nd Degree (Attempt), Assault 1st Degree, Criminal use of a Firearm 1st Degree and two (2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree.
Vazquez was also responsible for a Robbery that occurred on February 16, 2022 in Levittown. He is charged with Robbery 1st Degree. He will be arraigned on 3/2/2022 at First District Court, Hempstead.
Details by: D/Lt. Fitzpatrick/Homicide 03/01/22/2150/8688