PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the driver responsible for fleeing the scene after striking an off-duty Philadelphia police officer.
The Fraternal Order of Police announced the reward Thursday.
Police believe it was a four-door, 2010 vehicle, possibly a Ford, that struck off-duty officer Michael Brady in the 2300 block of East Cumberland Street near Cedar Street around 2 a.m. Wednesday.
Police have video of the vehicle coming to a stop about a block-and-a-half from where the 28-year-old officer was hit. They say the video shows a woman getting out of the passenger side, and then getting back in and the car pulled away.
“We’re pretty confident that the people knew that they hit somebody at that location, examined the damage to the car and left that person there and left the scene of the crash,” Captain John Wilczynski said.
Police say the car should have hood damage and possibly a cracked windshield. There is also a windshield wiper blade assembly that was recovered at the scene. The driver was last seen traveling east on Cumberland Street towards Aramingo Avenue.
Brady suffered head injuries and is expected to recover.
Wilczynski says he was out at a local bar with friends, and was walking home and crossed the street in the middle of the block when he was hit by the car.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the police Accident Investigation Division at 215-685-3180 or 911.