police officer was hospitalized with a hip injury last night after a driver trying to flee other cops pinned him against his police cruiser. Chief Inspector Scott Small said three other officers opened fire on the fleeing vehicle. The driver jumped out while his car was still moving and tried to escape on foot.
He was quickly apprehended by cops while his car, a light blue Ford Taurus, plowed into a concrete barrier.
Small said the car was pulled over shortly after 8 p.m. on
near Wilder in
and as an officer was trying to get the driver to produce identification cards, the driver jammed the vehicle in reverse and sped backwards. Another officer who had arrived as backup was pinned by the rear passenger side of the car against his patrol car and suffered hip and possible internal injuries. He was taken to the Hospital of the
and is listed in stable condition. The suspect, identified only as a 46-year-old man, was taken to the South Detective Division. Small said five shots were fired. Some of the windows of the Taurus were shattered but no one was hit.
In other news, a 9-year-old boy and a 15-year-old are hospitalized after being shot in South Philly last night, police said. The shooting occurred shortly before 6 p.m. on
near Tasker. The younger victim, who is listed in critical but stable condition, was shot once in the chest and leg; the teen was struck in the hip and is in stable condition. Both are being treated at the Children’s
. Police reported no motive or suspects.