New evidence in Chester Co. cop's shooting

January 13, 2011 6:00:16 AM PST
Police in Chester County have new clues tonight that they hope will lead to the gunman who shot and wounded a county police officer Sunday night.

"This individual we are looking for is extremely dangerous. He shot a police officer," said Chief John Dumond of the Westtown-East Goshen Police.

These are new pieces of a puzzle investigators hope will break the case. Both were left at the crime scene:

  • A Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball cap - one of 400 made for employees and friends of the Christiana Care Health System
  • An apparently new Villanova University basketball t-shirt
Late Sunday night the suspect, described as a white male in his 20s, opened fire. His target was Westtown-East Goshen Corporal Tim Hubbard.

Patrolling along an isolated road, Hubbard came across an empty dark Honda, maybe with Delaware tags. In a nearby parking area, police say the suspect and a white female stood.

"The male individual raised a handgun, Corporal Hubbard raised his left hand, a round was fired that went right through the corporal's hand," Dumond said.

Hubbard returned fire but the couple drove off in the Honda. One theory the woman was the target of a domestic dispute.

"It may very be the woman may have been assaulted or murdered that evening had the corporal not found them," said District Attorney Joe Carrol.

Authorities hope someone will help put the pieces together: the cap, the sketch, T-shirt and give police a tip. They have also urged the woman to call them.

"You are not safe if you were with that man that evening," Carroll said.