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Detectives Shoot Man Who Rammed Their Cruiser; Kill Suspects Dog

Philadelphia Inquirer via YellowBrix

December 31, 2010

UPPER DARBY, PA — A wild scene unfolded Thursday evening in South Philadelphia when police shot a man in one hand after he rammed his pickup truck into their unmarked car, authorities said.

The driver’s dog, which was in the passenger seat, was killed when the two detectives from Upper Darby opened fire, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood.

Around 6 p.m., the detectives went to the 300 block of Winton Street in South Philadelphia to arrest a man wanted on charges of violating at least two protection-from-abuse orders in Upper Darby, Chitwood said.

The detectives took the man, whose name and age were not available, into custody without incident, Chitwood said.

However, a neighbor who appeared to be intoxicated got into the truck to go after the officers, Chitwood said.

At Broad Street and Oregon Avenue, the truck crashed into the front of the police car, Chitwood said.

The officers got out and the driver tried to ram them again, Chitwood said. The detectives opened fire, striking the driver in the hand and killing the dog.

The driver’s name and age were not available.

The driver, who was hospitalized, faces numerous charges, Chitwood said. The detectives and the first man they arrested were not injured.


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    Jonas

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    NewYork911

    over 3 years ago

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    Bump JessLnC89 and darsavmo..Boys going home safe, end of story..

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    JessLnC89

    over 3 years ago

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    Bump darsavmo! Glad that the officers are ok

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    rsironron

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    Glad the officers are okay and bump darsavmo.

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    HEYSARGE

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    Stupid ass people!!!!

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    Retleo

    over 3 years ago

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    One more example of the need to clean up the gene pool! Glad that the officers are OK

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

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    A shame the dog had to pay for the crimes of the neighbor. Hope the driver is charged with animal cruelty and for the death of the dog. Glad the officers are ok...

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