Massapequa Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Police Officers

A Massapequa man was charged Friday with attempted murder for allegedly trying to run over two police officers after a drug deal, Nassau County police said.

Police were conducting an investigation in Massapequa on Thursday night when the two officers walked over to the man’s car and displayed their police shields and identified themselves as officers. That’s when 26-year-old Dashawn Combs, who had allegedly just sold heroin and crack cocaine to another person, allegedly put his 2012 Honda Accord in reverse and “intentionally tried to run the officers over in an attempt to elude arrest,” police said in a news release.

The officers responded by firing their guns at the oncoming car, police said. Combs wasn’t hit, and fled eastbound on Francine Avenue, police said.

The two officers were hospitalized and released, police said.

On Friday, detectives executed a search warrant at Combs’ Margaretta Avenue apartment and allegedly found approximately 20 grams of heroin and 10 grams of crack cocaine. Police later found Combs on Quail Run in Massapequa on Friday night and placed him under arrest.

He was also charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Police also arrested 26-year-old Shantel Jackson, who lives in the same apartment, police said. Jackson was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

They will both be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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