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State Police Investigate Shooting On Highway In Delaware County

UPPER CHICHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — The southbound lanes of I-95 were closed temporarily Thursday in Upper Chichester, Delaware County following a police chase and shooting on the highway.

Authorities say a police trooper observed a Mercury Sable traveling at a high rate of speed on I-95 at about 11:30 a.m. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the driver, identified by police as Dwayne Perkins, did not comply. Authorities say a chase ensued and as Perkins attempted to exit the highway at Route 452, where he struck center guardrail and came to rest on the right berm.

Police say before the trooper could make contact with the occupants of the vehicle, a single shot was fired from within the passenger compartment and Perkins was struck and wounded.

Further details about the incident were not available.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating.

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  • Anonymous

    @ mounty: For your information, below is the article as it came to my email inbox. It does not mention anything about a suicide attempt. You’re excused!!

    Shooting On Highway Closes I-95 In Delaware County
    by jmcwilliams13

    CHICHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — The southbound lanes of I-95 are closed in Chichester, Delaware County following a shooting on the highway.

    One person was reportedly shot at about 11:30 a.m. on the off ramp from I-95 southbound to Route 452. Further details about the shooting were not immediately available.

    Pennsylvania State Police are on scene.

    Drivers are urged to use alternate routes.

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    jmcwilliams13 | February 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Tags: Chichester, delaware county, Highway, shooting | Categories: Local, News, Syndicated Local, Watch + Listen | URL:

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  • edna tyler

    II can’t beleive it, I’m out here visiting and Breaking news out here Highway patrolman shot and killed after stopping a vehicle in Seattle Washington.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, what …. now we can’t even drive on the highway without people taking pot shots at us?

    • mounty

      Read the article. They’re saying it was a suicide attempt. So unless you’re planning on taking a potshot at yourself, yes, it is possible to drive down the highway without someone taking a potshot at you.

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