A suspected drug dealer recovering from injuries suffered during a shootout with police in Holbrook Thursday night will be charged with first-degree attempted murder, Suffolk County prosecutors said.
Nicholas Hansen, 21, of Farmingville, allegedly fired his .38 caliber revolver at undercover narcotics investigators at a gas station off the Long Island Expressway. Authorities said Hansen showed the investigator four ounces of cocaine, then opened fire when officers moved in to arrest him.
Hansen is listed in stable condition at Stony Brook University Medical Center where he is being treated for four gunshot wounds.
He will be arraigned at a later date on charges of criminal possession of a weapon, cocaine sale and attempted murder.
The man authorities said he tried to shoot is a 15-year New York State Police investigator, who dodged the bullets by crouching near his vehicle less than 10 feet away.
Authorities said he was working on a case for the County District Attorney Heroin Task Force, which includes investigators from the DEA, state and local police, sheriffs, parole and probation officers.