Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Violent traffic stop in Philly: State trooper shot and school bus catches fire
A Pennsylvania state trooper was shot during a highway chase on Tuesday. The suspects crashed into a school bus which then caught fire. No one was injured on the school bus.
From ABC News:
"A man stopped for an expired car registration sticker traded gunfire with police Tuesday during a highway chase that ended with a fiery crash involving a school bus and a trooper with a gunshot wound in his shoulder, police said.
"Trooper Patrick R. Casey suffered a "flesh wound," state police Capt. James Raykovitz said.
"Two people who were in the car when it was stopped were in custody, but Philadelphia police were searching for two more following the midmorning crash on a downtown highway, authorities said."
"At 0930 hours this morning, Tpr. Patrick Casey was assisting with a vehicle pursuit on I-676 when he was shot and wounded by one of the suspects during the pursuit.
"The suspects in the vehicle were taken into custody shortly thereafter. Tpr. Casey is in good spirits while recovering in the hospital," the Pennsylvania State Police said.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the Pennsylvania State Police Trooper shot on Interstate 676 in the line of duty today. I received an update from Acting Commissioner Blocker a short time ago and I am relieved to learn that the trooper is in stable condition at a hospital in Philadelphia.
"Our men and women in law enforcement put their lives on the line each day to protect us, and we owe them a debt of gratitude. The shooter was swiftly taken into custody by the Pennsylvania State Police," Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said.
Posted by Dan Butcher