Philadelphia man charged with running over cop with car amid Wallace unrest

Civil unrest over police shooting death of Philadelphia Black man Walter Wallace Jr.
Police officers cycle to the scene as demonstrators gather in protest near the location where Walter Wallace Jr. was killed by two police officers on Oct. 27, 2020 in Philadelphia. Protests erupted after the fatal shooting of the 27-year-old, who police officers claimed was armed with a knife. Photo credit Mark Makela/Getty Images
By KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man has been charged with aggravated assault of a police officer during the first night of unrest and chaos sparked by the shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr.

Quinzell Armstrong, 28, is accused of running over a 56-year-old police sergeant with his car Tuesday just before 1 a.m. at 52nd and Walnut streets.

The sergeant suffered a broken leg.

Armstrong also faces conspiracy, simple assault, reckless endangerment of another person, and related offenses.

He currently remains in prison on 10% of $999,999.