An Upper West Side car stop by police ended with three men in cuffs — one charged with attempted murder — after a wild pursuit in which a gunshot was fired, the NYPD said Saturday.
Scores of cops flooded into Riverside Park on Friday afternoon in a crazed scene that shattered the peace of the normally quiet neighborhood.
Officers were initially responding to a report of shots fired at a car on W. 75th St. near Central Park West at about 3:45 p.m. when they pulled over a vehicle that matched the description of the one being used by the shooter on W. 106th St. near Riverside Park.
As police approached the car, three men jumped out of the vehicle and scattered in different directions, police said.
One of the three suspects fired off a round as they ran off, but it was not immediately clear if he was aiming at pursuing police officers.
No one was hit by gunfire and police didn’t return fire, cops said.
The three suspects were grabbed after a brief chase through the park and surrounding streets.
Cops arrested Bronx resident Mark McFadden, New Jersey resident Alfonso Washington, and Joseph Gallishaw of Brooklyn.
McFadden, 53, was charged with attempted murder, attempted assault and attempted aggravated assault to a police officer along with reckless endangerment, weapons possession and criminal possession of stolen property.
Washington, also 53, and Gallishaw, 50, were charged with weapons, stolen property and drug possession along with reckless endangerment, cops said.
The three men were waiting to be arraigned at Manhattan Criminal Court Saturday.