Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Police chase ends with car crash at Route 441 bypass; possible shooting

PRELIMINARY: At about 6:15 p.m., medics and QRS units were dispatched to the Route 441 bypass near Bridge Street for a medical emergency.

Upon arrival, Columbia Spy observed police vehicles and officers from Hellam Township, Lower Windsor Township, West Hempfield Township, and Columbia Borough. One officer was carrying rifles.

A silver-colored car was off the road on a grassy area just below the Colonial Metals storage units.

A white male was placed on a stretcher and was bleeding profusely from the head. He was transported from the scene by ambulance.

Bystanders claim to have heard "officer involved shooting" on scanner, but this was not confirmed. Another bystander said the chase started in Hellam Township.

A witness said he saw the car go off the road on the Route 441 bypass, with police in pursuit. He said officers approached the car with guns drawn.

The scene was completely cleared by 8 p.m.

LNP reports the following:

"A police pursuit that started in York County culminated with a the driver shooting himself Wednesday evening in Columbia, an official said."


Anonymous said...

Love the Spy, thank you! Your beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the good Samaritan for directing traffic until the fire police arrived. He provided a necessary service at a dangerous intersection for quite some time during the height of the incident.