June 16, 2024

NYPD officer charged in shooting during road rage incident, police said

An NYPD officer has been charged with attempted murder after shooting a driver during an apparent road rage incident in New Jersey, authorities said.

Hieu Tran, 27, of Yonkers, was charged on Thursday with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, authorities said.

The Voorhees Police Department in New Jersey responded to a multivehicle crash at 11:13 p.m. May 17 at Route 73 and Cooper Road, where officers found a 30-year-old driver with a gunshot wound, police said in a press release. The victim was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he continues to undergo treatment. 

Voorhees Township police officers said that an investigation, which relied on surveillance video, cellphone records and ballistics evidence, revealed Tran as the individual who used his NYPD-issued firearm to shoot the victim in an apparent case of road rage.

Tran was taken into custody on Thursday by the NYPD and is being held in New York pending extradition to New Jersey, officials said.

The NYPD said on Friday that Tran is currently suspended without pay.

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