Shooting, chase ends at Highland Avenue ramp

A Pennsylvania State Police was involved in an apparent high-speed chase and shooting on I-95 that ended at the Highland Avenue ramp in Chester on Tuesday afternoon with an arrest.
Photo credit Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man wanted for a probation violation is under arrest after leading state police on a chase near I-95 in Chester Tuesday afternoon. It all ended with the suspect being shot by a state trooper at the Highland Avenue ramp. 

In a statement, authorities say a state trooper tried to initiate a traffic stop on a 2002 Ford sedan on I-95 southbound. When the vehicle didn't stop, a pursuit ensued. Authorities say that when the sedan got off the highway at Exit 3, the car went over the median and tried to make a U-turn. The trooper then used his vehicle to stop the sedan from going back onto the highway.

Both cars came to a rest, and the trooper "discharged his weapon, striking the suspect in the lower leg," authorities said.

At the scene, there was no sign of the male suspect whom an eyewitness said was taken out the car in handcuffs and put in an ambulance. Authorities said that the suspect was taken to the nearby Crozer Chester Medical Center.

The trooper was also not on the scene, taken away for a debriefing by investigators.

His white, marked state police SUV was sitting aside of that car, his driver's side directly next to driver's side of the car.

Videographer at scene captures image of bullet hole in windshield of sedan. Troopers not confirming any details at this point. Awaiting a briefing here. No timetable for that. Meanwhile ramps remain closed at start of rush hour.@KYWNewsradio

— Mark Abrams (@MAbramsKYW1060) June 11, 2019

Evidence technicians spent hours going over both vehicles before pulling the trooper's vehicle away.

It exposed the damage to the left rear passenger's door behind the driver's door, possibly from a collision involving the vehicles. And investigators using metal detectors searched for evidence underneath the car.

A tow operator removes the damaged PA state police SUV from the Highland Ave ramp in Chester, Delaware County.@KYWNewsradio

— Mark Abrams (@MAbramsKYW1060) June 11, 2019

Finally, a wrecker arrived and the state police SUV was put on the top of the flat bed and the suspect's damaged vehicle was hooked and pulled from behind.

As plain clothes state police supervisors left the scene, they had nothing to say about the incident. Asked how the trooper and the suspect were doing, the investigator simply said, "everybody's okay."

State police were also involved in a car chase on I-95 south, which ran into Delaware where the driver of a 2006 Chevrolet truck crashed on Governor Printz Boulevard.

Officials say the driver will be charged for fleeing and eluding police.