NYC: Freed gang member goes on crime spree after injuring cop: sources

A reputed gang member who was freed without bail following his arrest on attempted murder charges allegedly went on a crime spree that included dragging an NYPD cop with a car Friday — sparking outrage from Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.

“NYC: @NYPDDetectives are AGAIN searching for Takim Newson after he used a car to assault a police officer early this morning,” Shea tweeted Friday afternoon.

Newson, 32, allegedly ran amok for nearly 12 hours after cops approached him behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz with excessively tinted windows that was blocking traffic near Rockaway Parkway and Willmohr Street in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn around 3:30 a.m., sources said.

When a cop tried to pull Newson out of the car, he allegedly floored it in reverse, dragging the cop a short distance before taking off, sources said.

Less than 90 minutes later, the ex-con and reputed member of the Edgemere Crew gang allegedly forced his way into a Grassmere Terrace apartment in Far Rockaway and threatened a 66-year-old woman inside by suggesting he had a gun in his pocket, according to sources.


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