Homicide Detectives Investigating Westbury Shooting Involving Police, Baldwin Parolee with Active Warrants
November 29, 2014
(Long Island, NY) The Nassau County Homicide Squad has reported the arrest of a Baldwin man from an incident which occurred today, Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 4:19 A.M. in Westbury.
According to Detectives, Third Precinct officers responded to a call for suspicious car with occupant in front of 722 Clinton Street. As police approached the vehicle on foot, the defendant Levaughn Tingle, 25, of Baldwin attempted to quickly flee the scene striking a parked vehicle and then intentionally drove toward the officers causing them to retreat up the driveway of a Clinton Street residence.
As the officers were repositioning to avoid being crushed between the house and vehicle, Tingle violently maneuvered the vehicle while in the driveway attempting to run down the officers a second time. An officer then fired several rounds at the defendant who was struck causing non-life threatening injuries. The defendant was transported to a local hospital for treatment while three officers were also taken to a local hospital for trauma.
Levaughn Tingle, 25, of Baldwin has previous convictions for Attempted Burglary 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, Petit Larceny and is on parole for Burglary 2nd degree according to police. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The vehicle that the defendant was operating was reported stolen. The defendant has previous convictions for Attempted Burglary 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, Petit Larceny and is on parole for Burglary 2nd degree. Tingle has an active arrest parole warrant for absconding.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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