Police chase ends in officer-involved shooting in Lancaster County

Kirk Neidermyer

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A police chase ended in an officer-involved shooting Sunday in Lancaster County.

According to State Police, a trooper feared for his life and fired at a driver behind the wheel of an SUV charging toward troopers.

Authorities say the chase began in Lancaster City shortly after a stolen vehicle report came in. The suspect, 44-year-old Willie Morant Jr., was already wanted by police.

Lancaster City Police and State Police were in pursuit of Morant when he fled the city and sped down Route 222 northbound.

Officials attempted to use tire spikes, but Morant swerved toward officers. That’s when a trooper fired his gun but did not hit the suspect.

The chased ended when the Morant rammed into a trooper’s car.

Six police vehicle were reportedly damaged by Morant in the pursuit.

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