York officer shot car several times after driver almost hit him, PSP says

Written by Gordon Rago/The York Daily Record | Feb 20, 2018 11:36 AM

(York) -- A York City police officer shot a vehicle "several times" after the driver almost struck him late Monday night, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

No one was injured from the gunfire, police said.

The officer, whose name was not released, had attempted to stop a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Smith Street around 10:53 p.m.

There were multiple people in the car. The occupants saw the officer, ran on foot and were able to get away.

When the officer returned to their car, another vehicle was on the scene. 

"During the encounter with the new vehicle, the vehicle also attempted to flee the scene," state police wrote in a news release. "While fleeing the scene, the vehicle almost struck the police officer."

After the officer shot the car, striking it several times, the car stopped and the people inside were taken into custody.

It was unclear if charges have been filed in the case or how many people were taken into custody.

York City Police continue to investigate the initial stolen car. State Police is investigating the incident.

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The York Daily Record.

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