Two men were arrested following a dispute with a woman over child care Thursday in Elmont, Nassau County police said.
Officers responded to a call of a disturbance at a 240th Street and determined a woman was assaulted during an argument about the care of the victim’s child at 11:10 p.m., police said. The victim was assaulted by Luckelson Frederique, 26, of Elmont, but while making his arrest, he threatened the officers with his pit bull, which was inside the house, police said.
He then let the dog out to attack the officers and police responded by firing on the dog and fatally shooting it in the driveway, police said.
One officer suffered a knee injury and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment to lacerations to her head.
Fifth Squad detectives charged Frederique with assault and resisting arrest. Also arrested was his 28-year-old relative, Stanley Frederique, who was charged with menacing and endangering the welfare of a child. They were arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Friday.