By Nicole Brewer
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police opened fire Wednesday night after a suspect struck an officer then took off, leading to a chase throughout Northeast Philadelphia.
The incident began on the 7300 block of Ditman Street in Mayfair around 9:30 p.m.
Officers spotted a green Toyota Camry that fit the description of a vehicle involved in an incident Monday night in which a woman was struck by a car, abducted and assaulted.
When police approached the vehicle Wednesday, the 34-year-old driver reportedly put the car in reverse, hitting an officer and dragging him several feet.
The officer’s partner then opened fire, striking the car’s rear windshield. Officers then pursued that car for about a mile until it collided with another vehicle at Frankford Avenue and Convent Lane in the Torresdale section of the city.
The suspect then reportedly fled on foot, but was caught a short time later. At that point, officers were forced to use a taser after the suspect put up a fight.
The suspect was arrested and taken to Aria-Torresdale Hospital with minor injuries.
As for the victim attacked Monday, she’s in her 20’s and reported the incident to the East division of Philadelphia Police.
“She was abducted, she was duct taped — her face, her body — and she was assaulted,” Chief Inspector Scott Small explains. “She had injuries to her face and her mouth and her eyes, so this individual is looking at some serious charges.”
Police are still looking for another suspect involved in Monday’s incident as an investigation continues.
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