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Driver flees crashes, fires gun during foot chase by officers, police say

Officers on Mohawk Drive in North Babylon where,

Officers on Mohawk Drive in North Babylon where, police said, a man was arrested after during a foot chase Saturday. Credit: James Carbone

An Amityville man faces criminal charges after he did not pull over for an officer in North Babylon, leading to a chase in which he struck two cars, injured two people and then fired his gun before getting caught, Suffolk County police said Saturday.

Tahlik Brown was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, reckless endangerment in the first degree, leaving the scene of an accident, and several vehicle and traffic summons, police said.

The officer first attempted to pull over Brown, 22, for traffic infractions on Deer Park Avenue near Garnet Street, police said. Brown, who was in a Nissan Maxima, fled and collided with a Hyundai SUV on Woods Road at 2:20 p.m. The driver of the SUV was not hurt.

Brown then struck a Nissan Rogue about 100 feet away on Route 231, police said. Two people in the Rogue were hospitalized with minor injuries. The Maxima driven by Brown stopped working and he fled on foot through the parking lot of a strip mall on Deer Park Avenue. Two officers pursued Brown, who fired one round. Neither officer was struck.

The officers later found Brown in a detached garage on Mohawk Drive at 3 p.m., police said. Brown will be held overnight and arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Sunday.

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