Police announced on Sunday that they’ve made an arrest in connection with the pellet gun shooting of a police officer at a Jamaica intersection earlier this week.
Tiara Ferebee, 24, of Riverhead in Suffolk County was booked for her role in the shooting that took place at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the corner of Jamaica Avenue and 168th Street.
According to police, two plainclothes officers — a detective and a sergeant assigned to the 103rd Precinct — were riding in an unmarked cruiser at the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and 168th Street. According to published reports, the detective had the driver’s side window open and, while operating the car, a brown 2015 Nissan Altima bearing the Missouri license plate YH4H3T traveling eastbound on Jamaica Avenue approached.
A passenger inside the Nissan, originally described as a black male believed to be 20 years of age, then pointed a pellet gun at the unmarked police are and opened fire, striking the detective in the forehead. The Nissan fled the scene in an unknown direction.
The injured detectives was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Immediately following the incident, police reportedly halted traffic — including more than a dozen MTA buses — at the intersection as they searched for a suspect connected with the incident.
Following an investigation, detectives tracked down Ferebee and arrested her following questioning on Saturday. She was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, assault of a police officer with a deadly weapon, assault of a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.