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Cops catch suspects in shooting

As one of two police officers shot during a routine traffic stop in Brooklyn clings to life, authorities have arrested two men and are continuing a manhunt for a third suspect as of press time.
Lee Woods, 29, and Dexter Bostic, 34, both of Far Rockaway, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the early morning incident on Monday, July 9. Suspect Robert Ellis of Queens is currently listed on the New York Police Department’s list of most wanted criminals for the cop shooting.
The three men, all of whom have lengthy criminal records, were allegedly driving in a stolen BMW in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens section when police officers Russel Timoshenko and Herman Yan pulled them over. Bostic and Ellis allegedly opened fire on the officers, twice shooting Timoshenko in the face and firing five shots at Yan, who was hit in the arm and in the chest.
According to published reports, Woods has admitted to driving the vehicle, which was later left at a street corner, but said that he did not know Bostic or Ellis intended to shoot anyone, saying that they were merely out getting something to eat. He was arrested after a greasy fingerprint of his was taken off of the abandoned BMW.
Bostic was arrested in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, July 11.
Woods was arraigned in court and was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer or peace officer, attempted murder in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, hindering prosecution in the second degree, tampering with physical evidence and unauthorized use of a vehicle in the third degree.
Yan, 26, has since been released from the hospital. However, the 23-year-old Timoshenko reportedly remains on life support at Kings County Hospital as of press time.
Anyone with information on Bostic and Ellis can contact the New York Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. A total of $64,000 in reward money has been offered by the Hotline and COP SHOT for information leading to the suspects’ arrests.

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