Updated 4:30 p.m.
This driver didn’t know when to stop, but when he was arrested, he took a bite out of a crime-fighter.
A man who refused to obey police orders to park his car led police on a wild pursuit through Queens Village on Wednesday night that ended with the suspect getting shot in the leg — and sinking his teeth into a cop, police reported.
The trouble began at 10:54 p.m. Wednesday night at the corner of Hollis Avenue and 212th Street, where three members of the 105th Precinct Anti-Crime Unit observed the suspect — Ramell Lockwood, 30, of Hempstead, NY — make a traffic infraction while behind the wheel of a silver Mercedes-Benz sedan.
Authorities said the officers attempted to stop the vehicle two blocks away in the area of Hollis Avenue and 214th Street. An officer who approached the driver’s side of the sedan directed Lockwood to place the car in park, and the suspect reportedly refused to do so.
This prompted a sergeant assigned to the Anti-Crime Team to open the passenger door; he was inside the vehicle when Lockwood suddenly hit the gas pedal and sped away. Additional officers in an unmarked police vehicle stopped the Mercedes three blocks away at the corner of 217th Street and Hollis Avenue.
At the location, police said, the sergeant engaged in a physical struggle with Lockwood, who pulled out a firearm, a Glock handgun later recovered at the scene. The sergeant then pulled out his service revolver and opened fire, striking Lockwood in the right leg.
Though he was injured, law enforcement sources noted, Lockwood continued struggling with additional officers as they took him into custody. During the struggle, he allegedly bit one of the officers in the left arm.
Paramedics brought Lockwood to Queens Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
The bitten officer — whose identity was not disclosed — was treated for his injuries at Long Island Jewish Medical Center; five other officers were also taken there for evaluation and released.
Lockwood was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, resisting arrest and reckless endangerment.