Philadelphia Traffic Stop Ends in Bloodshed, Burning Bus

A 17-year-old who was in a automobile stopped for an lapsed automobile registration plaque traded gunfire with military during a Tuesday morning highway follow that finished with a burning pile-up involving a propagandize train and a guard with a gunshot wound, military said.

Trooper Patrick R. Casey suffered a “flesh wound” to his shoulder, state military Capt. James Raykovitz said.

The teen and a second chairman who was in a automobile when it was stopped were in control as military searched for dual some-more people following a midmorning pile-up on a downtown highway, authorities said.

When military initial stopped a car, they asked a 4 people inside to exit a vehicle, though one of a suspects jumped behind in and took off, investigators said.

Trooper Patrick R. Casey, providing backup, followed a car, during one indicate removing in front of it to try to force a stop, authorities said. The think instead rammed Casey’s cruiser, afterwards pulled alongside him and non-stop fire, Raykovitz said.

The think afterwards crashed into a propagandize bus, causing both vehicles to detonate into flames. The train was dull solely for a driver, who transient unharmed. The think again started shooting, while Casey returned fire, authorities said.

Casey, 31, was struck once in a shoulder.

“He achieved heroically, as best as he could, given a situation,” Raykovitz said.

Casey was in good condition after in a day, deliberating holiday skeleton during a phone call with Gov. Tom Wolf.

“The administrator was blissful to hear that Trooper Casey believes he will be means to be home with his family for Thanksgiving,” Wolf’s bureau pronounced in a statement.

The identities of a 17-year-old and a second think in control were not immediately released. Police pronounced a second suspect, a male in his early 20s, had given military a fake name when a teen took off in a car.

Steve Glowacki was operative circuitously when he saw a shooting.

“I saw a gunfight down here,” he pronounced while indicating to Interstate 676 from an overpass. “I came out, there were cops down there, sharpened during someone, and afterwards someone was sharpened during them.”

He pronounced he saw state military troopers with guns drawn.

“I listened what we suspicion was gunfire, and it turns out that it was,” he said. “When we came out, there was a gunfight going on and that automobile had already strike a bus.”

Video posted on amicable media showed law coercion officers using down a sealed territory of I-676 and divining one man.

A journal contributor on her approach to an assignment was on a highway when she saw a military chase, listened gunfire and afterwards saw abandon explode from a pile-up scene.

Kathy Lauer-Williams of The Morning Call, in an comment posted on a Allentown newspaper’s website, pronounced she saw a military cruiser try to box in a getaway car, though a automobile afterwards swerved into a cruiser, promulgation waste flying.

Authorities pronounced some good Samaritans were also concerned in a constraint of a suspects.

The bustling widen of highway was sealed in both directions between Interstate 76 and Interstate 95, though it reopened after in a day.


Associated Press writers Kathy Matheson in Philadelphia and Mark Scolforo in Harrisburg contributed to this report.


This story has been corrected to uncover state military now observant dual suspects, not three, are in control and a sharpened think was not injured.