Briella TomassettiFeb 27, 2018, 3:05 pmFeb 27, 2018, 5:00 pm

Man accused of shooting at police officers in Freeport arraigned in court

Authorities say David Serrant, 19, opened fire while attempting to flee law enforcement


HEMPSTEAD — The Brooklyn man accused of being behind an exchange of gunfire in Freeport has been placed in custory, facing multiple charges, including attempted murder.

David Serrant, 19, was arraigned early Tuesday morning at Nassau County District Court. His legal aid would not speak to FiOS1 News, but Serrant is being charged with two counts of attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing a police officer.

According to investigators, Serrant led police on a foot chase through Freeport late Sunday night after several officers responded to a call about loitering near Pine Street and South Long Beach Avenue. Authorities say Serrant jumped a fence attempting to run away, but police followed. He allegedly fired at one of the officers with a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun. He then fired two more shots, which forced an officer to fire back at him. Serrant was finally apprehended near a church across the street by a K-9 unit. Nobody was injured during the pursuit.

According to court documents, Serrant has multiple prior arrests, including unlawful possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor charge of false personation, and a felony charge of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Serrant set to appear in court again on March 1.

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