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.
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.