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NYC commissioner: Police officer still fighting for his life

New York City's police commissioner says a "remarkable cop" is still "fighting for his life" after being dragged by a driver in a stolen car for more than two blocks.

Commissioner James P. O'Neill and Mayor Bill de Blasio gave an update Tuesday on Officer Dalsh Veve (veh-VAY').

Veve was among officers responding to 911 calls of shots being fired Saturday night in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The sounds turned out to be fireworks.

The NYPD says Veve approached a stolen parked car and the driver sped away. He managed to fire his weapon even as he was being dragged.

Authorities say the 15-year-old driver showed up at the hospital with a serious gunshot wound a short time later. He and two others were taken into custody.