NYPD arrests woman in pellet gun attack

Tiara Ferebee, 24, of Riverhead is charged with the drive-by, pellet-gun shooting of a plain-clothes cop in Jamaica last week. This is the surveillance photo taken near the scene of the attack.
By Patrick Donachie

Police arrested and charged a Long Island woman Saturday with shooting a plainclothes NYPD officer with a pellet gun in downtown Jamaica, authorities said.

Tiara Ferebee, 24, of Riverhead, was charged with the attempted murder of an officer, as well as assault on an officer with a deadly weapon, criminal possession of a loaded firearm and reckless endangerment, according to NYPD.

At about 5:11 p.m. Oct. 12, two plainclothes police officers were driving an unmarked police car westbound on Jamaica Avenue, at the corner of 168th Street. A passenger in a brown 2015 Nissan Altima that was traveling eastbound on Jamaica Avenue shot at the officers with a pellet gun, striking one of the officers in his forehead, the police said.

The officer suffered a small laceration and was taken to Jamaica Hospital, according to the NYPD. The other officer was unharmed in the incident, police said. There were no additional arrests at this time, according to the NYPD, and the investigation was ongoing.

Reach reporter Patrick Donachie by e-mail at pdonachie@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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