Officer fires at car after collision, driver talking to police

- Police say they have the car that was involved in a collision with an off-duty police officer on a motorcycle in North Philadelphia.

The driver of that car sped off from the scene and the officer fired five shots.

Commissioner Richard Ross said the officer was leaving work after 11pm Tuesday, heading north on Broad Street and the car was heading southbound.

The car made a left turn at Tioga, hitting the officer’s motorcycle. The officer was thrown from the motorcycle, which was his own personal one.

Then, Ross said the officer approached the car and thought someone was pulling a weapon.

He fired five times. Nobody was hit but one of the bullets went through Temple’s outpatient facility.

The officer is being treated for minor injuries.

Then, hours later, police say the driver called and turned himself in. He’s specking to authorities at East Detectives.

The green car was recovered at 6th and Cambria. The front end is damaged and FOX 29’s Jennifer Joyce reports it looks like there’s a bullet hole on the rear driver’s side.

Now, the commissioner says they’re investigating whether the driver actually had a weapon.

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