YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – A York man intentionally drove his vehicle at city police officers in a convenience store parking lot Saturday night before the officers opened fire and shot the suspect in the leg, according to state police investigating the incident.
The officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant Saturday night on 43-year-old James Armentrout Jr.
When Armentrout spotted the officers, he stopped and backed up his vehicle to flee the parking lot, then intentionally drove at officers in front of his vehicle.
State police said the officers avoided contact with Armentrout’s vehicle and fired their service handguns, striking Armentrout once in the leg. In a news release, the York City Police Department said one officer was struck by Armentrout’s vehicle.
Armentrout fled and was later found at Hanover Hospital. He was served with the arrest warrant and charged with aggravated assault, fleeing and eluding, and driving under suspension.