YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – A York man is wanted for attempted homicide and other crimes after authorities said he fired a gun at a police officer in Manchester Township.
Northern York County Regional police said they’re looking for 24-year-old Trev Bowies Jackson.
Jackson was stopped Sunday night in the parking lot of the Crossroads Shopping Center for suspected DUI. The officer smelled a strong odor of burning marijuana and asked Jackson to get out of the car, police said.
When the officer tried to arrest him, police said Jackson pulled a handgun from his waist and fired three shots at the officer.
“Once he [Jackson] was out of that vehicle and he turned and pointed that gun at that police officer, he did it to kill him,” police Chief Mark Bentzel told ABC 27 News.
The officer returned fire as Jackson jumped into his car and fled, police said.
The officer was not wounded by the gunfire but did sustain facial injuries. He did not require medical treatment.
The car Jackson was driving, a 1994 Buick LeSabre, was recovered Monday morning in the 1800 block of North George Street in Manchester Township. Authorities found the car not far from where the shootout took place with a shattered windshield.
“We’ve never really had any crimes as far as that extent,” said Michael Hoffman, a Manchester Township resident. “To know that somebody is running around like that definitely puts you on edge.”
The Central York School District said there was no recess or activities outdoors Monday at Hayshire, Roundtown or Sinking Springs elementary schools because of the manhunt. Northeastern schools said all buildings would refrain from outside activities. Classes and indoor activities were not affected.
“It’s definitely concerning that someone would just open fire at somebody that is trained to protect our freedoms and well being,” Hoffman said.
Jackson is considered armed and dangerous. In addition to attempted homicide, he is charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
He’s described as 5’7″ tall, 170 pounds, and was wearing blue jeans and a tan hooded jacket.
Anyone with information is asked to call Northern York County Regional police at 717-292-3647 or 911.