UPDATED: Two suspects in custody in Philly trooper shooting

 The scene on I-676 still closed Eastbound following a police chase and shootout leaving a Pennsylvania State Trooper injured an a school bus ablaze (Emma Lee/WHYY)

The scene on I-676 still closed Eastbound following a police chase and shootout leaving a Pennsylvania State Trooper injured an a school bus ablaze (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Pennsylvania State Police now say two suspects, not three, are in custody after a traffic stop on a downtown Philadelphia highway turned violent.

State police spokeswoman Maria Finn also said the shooting suspect wasn’t injured in the exchange of gunfire, as was earlier reported.

Officials say after Tuesday’s traffic stop by Trooper Patrick Casey about 9:30 a.m. near the University Avenue exit along I-76, the suspect got back into his car and fled. He rear-ended a school bus, and then shot at Casey along I-76 near 22nd and Vine streets.

The suspect’s car and the school bus both caught fire. Officials say there were no children on the bus. The trooper is in stable condition.

Casey, 31, graduated from the police academy in 2009 and been assigned to Troop K in Philadelphia ever since.

“Trooper Casey is expected to make a full recovery, and we’re grateful for that,” said Capt. James Raykovitz with Troop K.

 

 

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