Central Islip - (WALK) Two Suffolk police officers are recovering from minor injuries, and mixed-emotions, after a violent suspect wrested a Taser from an arresting officer and the officer's shock-weapon failed to discharge.
Suffolk police say the officers were on routine patrol near Prospect Avenue and Willow Street in Central Islip when they stopped the driver of a 1998 Lexus for a "visible equipment violation," at about 6:00 p.m. Friday.
Police say the driver, Dwayne Murray, 23, of Sequioa Drive, Coram, is a parolee with a record for robbery and assault, and was in possession of marijuana and a loaded handgun.
Murray began fighting with the officers and attempted to escape. During the confrontation Murray managed to remove a Taser (similar to photo) from an officer's gun belt holster, and attempted to fire the weapon at one of the officers. The weapon failed to discharge, and Murray was subdued and arrested.
Both officers and Murray were treated for minor injuries at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. Murray was also treated for minor injuries. Charges against him include criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, resisting arrest, robbery, and unlawful possession of marijuana.
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