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Brooklyn teen charged with murder try in NYPD cop’s dragging

Justin Murrell, 15, of Brooklyn, appears in Brooklyn

Justin Murrell, 15, of Brooklyn, appears in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Friday, June 16, 2017. Photo Credit: John Roca

A Brooklyn teenager was ordered held without bail Friday after a grand jury indicted him on charges of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault stemming from an incident earlier this month that seriously injured an NYPD officer from North Baldwin.

Justin Murrell, 15, of Brownsville, was arraigned on the indictment before Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Dineen Riviezzo after entering a not guilty plea.

On June 3, Murrell allegedly tried to speed away from Officer Dalsh Veve, of the 67th Precinct, who was attempting to stop the car he was driving, a Honda Civic reported stolen last month in Valley Stream.

Veve was still holding on to the car when Murrell drove through crowded Brooklyn streets at a speed police estimated was 56 mph.

Veve was able to fire two shots at Murrell, striking him in the jaw, before Veve was thrown from the car, police said.

The officer, 35, suffered neurological injuries, according to police, and remains in a medically induced coma at Kings County Hospital Center as doctors attempt to reduce brain swelling.

Murrell was taken into custody shortly after the incident and hospitalized.

He was brought to court Friday and prosecutors recounted his conviction history for criminal possession of stolen property and robbery.

Murrell had received sentences of 20 months probation for two robberies in 2015 and an 18-month sentence in a juvenile facility for burglary that year, according to prosecutors.

Murrell is next scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 22.

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