A morning traffic stop results in a police officer firing several rounds at a suspect who attempted to flee the scene while also pulling out a hand gun.
According to State Police, an officer was attempting a morning traffic stop over on I79 North where the suspect failed to stop and led police on a high speed chase that ended on Lindberg Avenue where the suspect fled his vehicle.
It was then that the suspect also pulled out a hand gun and started throwing items at the officer. This caused the officer to first deploy a taser which was ineffective.
After the suspect revealed the handgun, the officer fired at the suspect.
After the suspect fire several rounds. State Police believe that the suspect was then struck in the arm.
The suspect is now in custody and was treated at the scene while police continue to investigate the situation. This investigation involves Millcreek Police, Internal Affairs and the District Attorney.
This is a developing story and we will continue to update you as more information arrives.
Tune in to JET 24 Action News at 6 p.m. for more details on this situation.
Update: We now know the name of the suspect. He is identified as Marquelle Isaiah Daijon Goodwine of Erie.
Goodwine faces multiple charges including receiving stolen property, firearms not to be carried without a license, and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Police also found a stolen firearm at the scene.