NBCPhiladelphia.com - Denise Nakano
Denise Nakano updates us on the status of Officer Kevin Schieler and provides more details into a routine bust gone wrong.
A police officer in Clifton Heights, Pa. was injured Friday after a pursuit ended with the officer being dragged by a suspect’s vehicle.
Officer Kevin Schieler was acting on a report of drug activity when he stopped a black Cadillac outside a K-Mart along Baltimore Pike, police said.
But according to investigators and witnesses, when approached by Schieler, the driver of the vehicle drove off. The police officer was entangled with the suspect's vehicle, and was pulled behind the car for 100 yards.
The Cadillac never made it out of the parking lot, crashing into several parked cars. Officer Schiler was left pinned against a Jeep.
“Once the guy hit, I said oh my god, oh my god. I didn’t know what was going, like I said it was so fast, you didn’t know what was going on” said witness Keith Ewell.
Authorities have identified the driver of the vehicle as 20-year-old Terry Davis, of Callowhill Street, Philadelphia.
The officer is in stable condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
“Officer Schieler suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries. He is alert and was able to communicate with us clearly” said Delaware County distrcit attorney Michael Green.
Officer Schieler is 26 years old. He’s a part-time Clifton Heights officer and a full-time Chester officer.
Terry Davis is being held on $1 million bail. On Saturday morning he was charged with aggravated assault, attempted murder of an officer, and multiple drug violations.