Trooper leaves hospital, teen charged in Philadelphia chase

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 26, 2015 3:29 AM

(Philadelphia) -- A state trooper shot during a chaotic car chase with a teen suspect has been released after spending a day in a Philadelphia hospital.

Trooper Patrick Casey says he feels better and is happy to be going home for Thanksgiving. 

State police say the 17-year-old charged with shooting him in the shoulder was driving with three passengers when the car was stopped for an expired tag. 

Suspect Giovanny Cotto is being held on $3 million bail on charges that include attempted murder. 

A brief chase Tuesday morning ended when his car struck a school bus and both vehicles burst into flames. 

Cotto's father, Hector Cotto, says his son is "a good kid'' who "made a wrong decision.''  

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