POTTSTOWN PA – A 25-year-old Philadelphia man who is wanted in that city for aggravated assault and related charges led Pottstown police early Tuesday evening (Oct. 9, 2018) on a high-speed chase across a portion of the borough. It caused the suspect to smash a police patrol car, and ended by injuring himself as he crashed his vehicle in the area of West King and Berks streets.
The alleged felon was captured, and no officers or bystanders incurred any injuries, police department Capt. Robert R. Thomas reported in a statement.
Arrested was Malik Davis, whom Philadelphia law enforcers claim was involved in an earlier shooting incident. They alerted the Pottstown department, offered a description of Davis and his vehicle, and suggested a borough location where he might be found and caught.
Pottstown officers located Davis inside his vehicle Tuesday at about 5:14 p.m., according to Thomas, in the area of Chestnut and Franklin streets. They attempted to stop him, but he sped away and a police pursuit ensued, the captain added. At one point, officers said, Davis struck and disabled one of the patrol cars involved but continued to flee.
The pursuit ended when Davis, still trying to outrun and escape the police contingent, crashed the vehicle and sustained personal injuries. Although emergency medical responders treated him at the scene, he was airlifted to a nearby trauma center. As of Tuesday shortly after 8:30 p.m., Davis was said to be listed in stable condition.
The type or extent of his injuries were not provided, nor were other details concerning the crash.
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