Philly Officer Shoots At Carjacker After Chase - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Philly Officer Shoots At Carjacker After Chase

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Philadelphia police say a carjacking suspect is in custody after an officer shot at the man when he reached toward his waist instead of surrendering.

Police have yet to release the name of the suspect arrested early Friday

Police say the incident began when the suspect assaulted a 56-year-old man who was pumping gas into his car about 11 p.m. Thursday. The suspect hit the man in the head with a gun then drove off in the victim's brand-new Kia Sorrento.

Police spotted the suspect a couple hours later and gave chase, which ended when the suspect crashed into a parked car around 55th and Springfield.

Police say the officer shot at the suspect, but didn't hit him, when the man reached for his waist. There is yet no weapon recovered on scene. Authorities are investigating the firing of shots by the officer.

Officers aren't identifying the victim of the carjacking, who needed eight stitches in his head.

FOX 29's Dawn Timmeney is on scene and will continue providing information as it comes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:51:43 GMT
    Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.
    The complex was immediately evacuated this morning and New Road was shut down after an officer discovered the device.
    The complex was immediately evacuated this morning and New Road was shut down after an officer discovered the device.
  • Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication'

    Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:30:04 GMT
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
  • Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:28:07 GMT
    Police responded to a report of a shooting on Wayne Ave and Chelten Ave at 10:26pm Wednesday night outside of Victor's Tavern.
    Police responded to a report of a shooting on Wayne Ave and Chelten Ave at 10:26pm Wednesday night outside of Victor's Tavern.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices