ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who was shot by a sheriff's deputy while trying to flee a suspected crime scene has been indicted on charges that include menacing a police officer and grand larceny.
Local media report that 22-year-old Vincenzo Zagari pleaded not guilty Friday to a nine-count indictment.
Zagari is accused of stealing a car in the Monroe County town of Ogden in January, shoplifting at a grocery store, attempting a carjacking in the parking lot and pulling a pellet gun on a sheriff's deputy, who then shot him.
Authorities allege he had heroin and cocaine with him at the time.
WHAM in Rochester reports that Zagari appeared in court in a wheelchair. His relatives declined to comment.
Zagari is due back in court April 22.