Officer Struck By Car Leading To Wild Police Chase Through Philadelphia

CBS Philly

By Nicole Brewer

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police opened fire on a suspect Wednesday night who struck on officer then took off, leading to a chase throughout the Northeast.

This began on the 7300 block of Ditman Street in Mayfair around 9:30 p.m. when police spotted a car that fit the description involved in an incident Monday night that saw a woman get struck by the vehicle, abducted and assaulted.

When police approached the vehicle, the driver reportedly put the car in reverse, hitting an officer and dragging hims several feet.

The officers partner then opened fire, striking the cars rear windshield, then pursued that car for about a mile until it collided with another vehicle at Frankford and Convent Lane in the Torresalde section of the city.

The suspect then reportedly fled on foot, but was caught a short time later. Officers were then forced to use a taser…

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