A Nassau County police officer shot and wounded a Queens man who allegedly crashed his vehicle into another officer while the suspect tried to evade arrest over the weekend, authorities said.

Four plain clothes officers identified themselves by displaying their shields as they walked up to Muhammad Ali’s vehicle in Fresh Meadows when the 21-year-old Wexford Terrace man tried to flee in his vehicle, crushing one of the officers between two cars at 4:40 p.m. Sunday, police said.

That’s when police said Ali, who was wanted for an armed robbery in Hicksville on Jan. 3, turned toward a second officer, who opened fire on the suspect.

Ali and the injured officer were taken local hospitals, where they are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives are continuing the investigation.  Charges against Ali are pending, police said.

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