A Philadelphia police officer who allegedly shot at a driver who hit his motorcycle last year has been arrested and suspended.
Officer Ross Scott, 43, turned himself in Thursday to face charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and possession of an instrument of crime for the May 31, 2016, incident near the intersection of Broad and Tioga, police said.
Scott was off-duty, riding his motorcycle north on Broad about 11:15 p.m. that night, when a southbound green Chevy Monte Carlo turned in front of him, police said. Scott hit the sedan, was thrown from his bike, flipped over the car hood, and landed in the street, police said.
But he didn’t stay down long. Instead, he kneeled, drew a gun, and pointed it at the Monte Carlo’s driver, all of which was caught on area surveillance video, police said.
The Monte Carlo’s driver took off east on Tioga Street, and Scott blasted his gun three times at the car as it peeled away, police said.
Commissioner Richard Ross suspended Scott, a nine-year veteran assigned to North Philly’s 22nd district, for 30 days with the intent to dismiss.