News

Officer in good condition after Chester exchange of gunfire

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 13, 2016 9:37 AM
police_lights2.jpg

(Chester) -- Authorities say an officer shot in an exchange of gunfire that killed a suspect in Chester is listed in good condition at a hospital. 

Chester's police chief says officers tried to stop a vehicle at about 4 p.m. Saturday but ``someone in the car began shooting'' and police returned fire.

Chief James Nolan said two people in the car were shot. One died and the other's condition wasn't immediately available. A third person in the car was arrested.

The officer was taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center, where he was initially listed in critical condition but was listed in good condition Sunday.

At one point, a scuffle broke out among a crowd of onlookers and police used pepper spray.

Chester is about 18 miles southwest of Philadelphia.

back to top

Give Now

Estate Planning

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Smart Talk

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »