15-Year-Old Boy Arraigned on Attempted Murder Charge After Dragged NYPD Officer

A 15-year-old accused of hitting then dragging an NYPD officer while behind the wheel of a stolen car in Brooklyn was arraigned Friday.

Justin Murrell, 15, of Brooklyn, is charged as an adult with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault.

The hearing was in Brooklyn Supreme Court before Justice Dineen Riviezzo. Police officers from the 67th Precinct where the hurt officer worked, packed the courtroom for the arraignment.

Murrell was ordered held without bail and will be back in court Aug. 22. He faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison if convicted.

Officer Dalsh Veve, 35, was critically injured around midnight June 4 when a driver he was questioning in a possible shooting took off, authorities say.

Veve was dragged for 2 1/2 blocks in East Flatbush, until he eventually became free and fell onto the street.

The vehicle continued for a short distance before it crashed and was abandoned on East 53rd Street. Veve discharged his weapon twice while being dragged, and the suspect was shot, “most likely” by Veve, according to the New York City Police Department.

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