HAPPENING NOW: Police in Philadelphia are in pursuit of a stolen ambulance. (Feed: WPVI)
Posted by ABC 33/40 on Friday, February 28, 2020
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A man who stole an ambulance led police on a nearly 90-minute chase after getting shot three times while trying to hit an officer on Friday night in Philadelphia.
Authorities responded to the Roosevelt Inn located on the 7400 block of Roosevelt Boulevard for a domestic disturbance incident around 9 p.m.
When medics arrived, police say the man was shirtless and became combative. That’s when he jumped into the ambulance and began driving toward the police officer.
“As the man got into the medic unit and began driving, he started driving the medic unit toward a police officer,” said Philadelphia Police Department Staff Inspector Sekou Kinebrew.
Police say the officer opened fire roughly four times, striking the suspect in the leg twice, and once in the side. The officer was hit by the ambulance, but he suffered non-life threatening injuries.