Officer in pursuit of suspects struck by police car

NORTH PHILADELPHIA - November 14, 2011

The incident happened around 8:43 p.m. at North Broad Street near Norris Street.

Two Narcotics Strike Force officers called for back up to deal with a suspicious SUV.

Police say the suspects were inside a black Chevy Tahoe.

One of the suspects behind the wheel of the SUV allegedly tried to run over a uniform officer who had drawn his gun.

The suspects allegedly bolted from the Tahoe and ran south on Broad Street.

A narcotics officer ran on foot in pursuit of the suspects. That is when the driver of a patrol car, also in pursuit of the suspects, struck the officer.

Police comforted the injured officer until medics arrived.

The officer was transported to Temple University Hospital with a broken finger. He is expected to be treated and released.

Both males being sought were apprehended.

Copyright © 2024 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.