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Woman shot after car wanted for fleeing traffic stop crashes in the Bronx

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Marcus Solis has more from the Bronx.

A woman was shot after a car wanted for fleeing a traffic stop in Mount Vernon jumped two curbs then crashed in the Bronx Tuesday morning.

Police said the car was stopped at Fulton Avenue and 4th Street just after 9 a.m. for excessive window tint, but the driver drove away, nearly hitting the officer.

A pursuit ensued, which ended up in the Wakefield section of the Bronx. Authorities say the driver attempted to get around a blockade at East 234th Street and Bronx Boulevard, hopping two curbs before pulling into a gas station.

Authorities say the driver initially attempted to evade officers, driving northbound, but the driver then changed direction and intentionally rammed a Mount Vernon police vehicle, leading to Mount Vernon officers discharging their weapons. It is unclear how shots were fired during the incident.

A woman who was in the car was shot in the shoulder while trying to get out, police said. She is in stable condition at Jacobi Hospital.

Authorities say a suspect was taken into custody following a struggle. So far, no weapon has been recovered from the vehicle.

Charges are pending.
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